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The roots of the distinguished German surname Riegler lie in the southern regions of Swabia, 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.

Riegler Early Origins



The surname Riegler was first found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Rieger became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Riegler Spelling Variations


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Riegler Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rieger, Reiger, Riegger, Reigger, Riegar, Reigar, Riger, Rigger, Ryger, Rygger, Riegler and many more.

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Riegler Early History


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Riegler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riegler research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1790 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Riegler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Riegler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Riegler Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Riegler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Riegler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joh Andreas Riegler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Johan Stephan Riegler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

Riegler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Chistopher Riegler settled in Ohio in 1869
  • Christoph Riegler, who landed in Cincinnati, Oh in 1869-1870
  • Fritz Riegler, who arrived in Arkansas in 1886
  • John G Riegler, who landed in Arkansas in 1886

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Contemporary Notables of the name Riegler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Riegler (post 1700)



  • Adam Riegler (b. 1998), American child actor, best known as as Pugsley Addams in The Addams Family (2010)
  • Jan-Marc Riegler (b. 1988), Austrian footballer
  • Helmut Riegler (b. 1976), Austrian footballer
  • Michael Riegler (b. 1979), Liechtenstein alpine skier who competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics
  • Alessandra Riegler (b. 1961), Italian International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster
  • Heinz Riegler, Austrian-born, Australian musician based in Brisbane
  • Johann Riegler (1929-2011), Austrian football midfielder
  • Claudia Riegler (b. 1973), Austrian silver and bronze medalist snowboarder at the FIS Snowboarding World Championships (2011)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Riegler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riegler Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 April 2016 at 20:51.

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