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The Siler 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.

Siler Early Origins



The surname Siler 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.

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Siler Spelling Variations


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Siler Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Seiler, Seyler, Sailer, Sayler and others.

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Siler Early History


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Siler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Siler research. Another 240 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1850 and 1860 are included under the topic Early Siler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Siler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Siler Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Siler 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Siler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Michael Siler, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • Robert Siler, who landed in Virginia in 1639

Siler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elias Siler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738

Siler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Barbara Siler, aged 18, landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • John Siler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Siler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Siler (post 1700)



  • Ronald Siler (b. 1980), American Olympic boxer
  • Colonel Joseph Franklin Siler MD (1875-1960), U.S. Army physician and dengue researcher
  • Howard Siler (b. 1945), American Olympic bobsledder
  • Eugene Siler (1900-1987), American politician
  • Brandon Siler (b. 1985), American NFL football linebacker
  • Admiral Owen Wesley Siler (b. 1922), served as the fifteenth Commandant of the United States Coast Guard from 1974 to 1978

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Siler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Siler 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 16 November 2016 at 19:11.

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