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The Seiler surname is derived from the German word "seil," meaning "rope," and as such it is thought to have originally been an occupational name for a maker of rope.

Seiler Early Origins



The surname Seiler was first found in Switzerland, 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. The name emerged in Bale and in Schaffhausen in Switzerland where they became prominent families.

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Seiler Spelling Variations


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Seiler Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Seiler, Seyler, Sailer, Sayler and others.

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Seiler Early History


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Seiler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seiler research. Another 240 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1850 and 1860 are included under the topic Early Seiler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Seiler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Seiler Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Seiler 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:

Seiler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ulrich, Seiler Jr., who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Matthias Seiler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Stopfel Seiler, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Stopfel Seiler and his wife Barbara Schultheiss, who settled in Pennsylvania with their six children in 1749
  • Christophel Seiler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Seiler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Seiler, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Lorenz Seiler, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • Francis Seiler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849
  • Franz Seiler, aged 25, landed in America in 1853
  • Wilhelm Seiler, who arrived in America in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Seiler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Rudolph Seiler, who landed in Arkansas in 1900

Seiler Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Henrich Seiler, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

Seiler Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Jacob Seiler, aged 25, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Johannes Seiler, aged 19, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Karolina Seiler, aged 18, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Maria Seiler, aged 3, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Wilhehnina Seiler, aged 20, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Seiler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael Ernest Seiler, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Seiler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Seiler (post 1700)



  • Frank W. "Sonny" Seiler (1933-2014), American attorney from Savannah, Georgia, featured in the book and movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, former owner of University Georgia bulldog mascots, all named "Uga"
  • John P. "Jack" Seiler (b. 1963), American politician, mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • George A. Seiler, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Covington, Kentucky, 1921-29 (acting, 1921)
  • Mrs. Carl Seiler, American politician, Independent Candidate for Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1972
  • Lewis Seiler (1891-1963), American film director
  • Frank W "Sonny" Seiler (b. 1933), American lawyer and dog breeder of the University of Georgia mascot
  • Major Reinhard Seiler (1909-1989), German Spanish Civil War and World War II Luftwaffe Ace, commander of Jagdgeschwader 104, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    11. ...

    The Seiler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Seiler 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 9 December 2015 at 09:27.

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