The Seyller 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.
Early Origins of the Seyller family
The surname Seyller 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.
Early History of the Seyller family
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Seyller Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Seyller family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Seyller family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Sayler, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1728; Claus Seyler, who came to South Carolina with his wife Anna Uerbin and their children Anna and Niclaus in 1740.