Siegle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Siegle 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 Siegle family

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Siegle Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Siegle include Siegel, Sigel, Sigl, Siegl, Siegler, Sigler, Siglin, Sieglin, Siegelin, Sigelin, Siglen, Sieglen, Siegele and many more.

Early Notables of the Siegle family (pre 1700)

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Siegle Ranking

In the United States, the name Siegle is the 15,346th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Siegle migration to the United States +

The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Siegle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Siegle, who sailed to Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Jacob Siegle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727 [2]
  • Johan Carl Siegle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]
Siegle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johannes Siegle, aged 31, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [2]
  • Francis Siegle, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [2]
  • Franz Xaver Siegle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [2]
  • Ferd Siegle, aged 19, who landed in New York in 1854 [2]
  • Joh Siegle, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1854 [2]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Siegle (post 1700) +

  • Max J. Siegle, American politician, Tisch Independent Citizens Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1992 [3]
  • John Herbert "Johnny" Siegle (1874-1968), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Lucy Siegle (b. 1974), British journalist and writer on environmental issues

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  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from on Facebook