Pichler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Pichler is a local surname, which is a type of name that is derived from the geography of the place where the original bearer lived or held land. Specifically, this is a topographic surname. Further research revealed that the name is derived from a physical geographical feature of the place where the first member of the Pichler family lived which is derived from the Old German word "buehel," which means "hill."

Early Origins of the Pichler family

The surname Pichler was first found in Baden, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. Literally, the name comes either from the Old German word "Buehel," which meant "hill," or from the Old German word "buole," which meant "relative." Chronicles mention Bertolf Buole of Cologne as early as 1178, and Hainrich "on the buehel" of Bregenz in 1340. The family may either have lent its name to, or have originated in the town Buehl in Baden.

Early History of the Pichler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pichler research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1765, 1767, 1802, and 1808 are included under the topic Early Pichler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pichler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Buhl, Buhle, Buhll, Buhlle, Buhler, Buehler, Beuhler, Pichler and many more.

Early Notables of the Pichler family (pre 1700)

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pichler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Pichler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pichler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Pichler, who landed in Georgia in 1734-1741 [1]
Pichler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cornelius Pichler, who arrived in St Vincent, Pennsylvania in 1846 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pichler (post 1700) +

  • Mario Pichler, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1968
  • Johann Pichler, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 75 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Bismarck
  • Johann Pichler (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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