Bavaria, and Austria. The name is derived from the Middle High German words "reigel" or "reiger," both meaning "heron." The name was likely first bestowed on someone thought to have the characteristics of a heron as a nickname, eventually becoming a hereditary surname.
Early Origins of the Reigle family
Early History of the Reigle family
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Reigle Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Reigel, Reigle, Reiger, Reigl and others.
Early Notables of the Reigle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Reigle family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anty Reigel, who settled in Philadelphia in 1737; as did Georg Reiger in 1754; Carolina Reiger, who came to Baltimore in 1832; Ludwig Reigel, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1852.
Contemporary Notables of the name Reigle (post 1700)
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