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The German state of Bavariais the ancestral home of the Seagal family. Hereditary surnames began to be used in Germany during the 12th century. Names like Seagal, that came from the name of the job done by their initial bearer, were very popular. Seagal is an occupational name for a maker or purveyor of wax seals of the type commonly used to certify the authenticity of letters and documents until early this century, or a person responsible for the sealing and signing of official documents, a position known as Siegelbeamter. The name comes from the German word "siegel," which means "seal."

Early Origins of the Seagal family


The surname Seagal was first found in Bavaria, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Tetmarus Sigeler of Stettin in Pomerania (c.1263,) and Sigler of Wuerzburg (c.1383). The name literally refers to the position of "Siegelbeamter," responsible for seals and the signing of documents.

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Early History of the Seagal family

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Early History of the Seagal family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seagal research.
Another 501 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1774, 1862, 1560, 1816, 1807, 1777, 1815, 1817, 1818 and 1862 are included under the topic Early Seagal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Seagal Spelling Variations

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Seagal Spelling Variations


Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Seagal include Siegel, Sigel, Sigl, Siegl, Siegler, Sigler, Siglin, Sieglin, Siegelin, Sigelin, Siglen, Sieglen, Siegele and many more.

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Early Notables of the Seagal family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Seagal family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Seagal family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Seagal family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Seagal or a variant listed above: Jacob Siegel, who came to Pennsylvania in 1727. Johannes Siglin settled in Pennsylvania in 1753 with his wife and five children, as did John Siegel in 1765.

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