Piehl History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Piehl family

The surname Piehl was first found in Silesia, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Chronicles first mention Mertin Polan of Liegnitz in 1429, and Johann am Pohle in 1546. Often the name meant "from or living near Poland," but "Am Pohle" meant living on or near swampland.

Important Dates for the Piehl family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Piehl research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1706, 1722, 1815, 1846, 1624, 1695, 1819, 1887, 1826 and 1896 are included under the topic Early Piehl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Piehl Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pohl, Pohle, Polan, Pohlan, Pohland, Pohlmann, Poehl and many more.

Early Notables of the Piehl family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Piehl were David Pohle (1624-1695), a German composer of the Baroque era; Carl Ferdinand Pohl (1819-1887), who was a prominent...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Piehl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Piehl migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Piehl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann Piehl, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Piehl (post 1700)

  • Frederick H. Piehl (d. 1939), American founder of Piehl, Wisconsin
  • Marcus Piehl (b. 1985), Swedish freestyle swimming medalist

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Citations

  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)
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