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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."

Siegle Early Origins



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.

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Siegle Spelling Variations


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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.

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Siegle Early History


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Siegle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Siegle 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 Siegle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Siegle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Siegle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Siegle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 sailed to Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Jacob Siegle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Johan Carl Siegle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753

Siegle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johannes Siegle, aged 31, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Francis Siegle, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Franz Xaver Siegle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Ferd Siegle, aged 19, landed in New York in 1854
  • Joh Siegle, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Siegle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Siegle (post 1700)



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

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    Other References

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    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    11. ...

    The Siegle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Siegle 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.

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