The Siler surname is derived from the German word "seil," meaning "rope," and as such it is thought to have originally been an
name for a maker of rope.
, 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
where they became prominent families.
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