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

Siegler Early Origins



The surname Siegler 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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Siegler Spelling Variations


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Siegler 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 Siegler include Siegel, Sigel, Sigl, Siegl, Siegler, Sigler, Siglin, Sieglin, Siegelin, Sigelin, Siglen, Sieglen, Siegele and many more.

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Siegler Early History


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Siegler Early History



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

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Siegler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Siegler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Siegler 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



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Siegler or a variant listed above:

Siegler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Jerig Siegler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Philip Siegler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • William T Siegler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Andreas Siegler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737

Siegler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christ Siegler, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Friedrich Siegler, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Franz Siegler, aged 29, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • William Siegler, who arrived in St Clair County, III in 1864
  • Georg Adam Siegler, who landed in America in 1882

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Contemporary Notables of the name Siegler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Siegler (post 1700)



  • Edward Siegler, American bronze medalist for gymnastics at the 1904 Olympic games
  • Joseph Siegler, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 12th District, 1942; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1952

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    Other References

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    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
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    The Siegler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Siegler 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 30 October 2015 at 09:26.

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