Seigler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German state of Bavariais the ancestral home of the Seigler family. Hereditary surnames began to be used in Germany during the 12th century. Names like Seigler, that came from the name of the job done by their initial bearer, were very popular. Seigler 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 Seigler family

The surname Seigler 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.

Early History of the Seigler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seigler research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1774, 1862, 1560, 1816, 1807, 1777, 1815, 1817, 1818 and 1862 are included under the topic Early Seigler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Seigler Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Seigler include Siegel, Sigel, Sigl, Siegl, Siegler, Sigler, Siglin, Sieglin, Siegelin, Sigelin, Siglen, Sieglen, Siegele and many more.

Early Notables of the Seigler family (pre 1700)

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United States Seigler migration to the United States +

German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Seigler surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Seigler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Seri Seigler, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]
  • Phillip Seigler, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]
  • Nicholas Seigler, aged 26, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Johannes Seigler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Seigler (post 1700) +

  • A. S. Seigler, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1888 [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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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