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Where did the German Simmerl family come from? What is the German Simmerl family crest and coat of arms? When did the Simmerl family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Simmerl family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Simmerl, Simmel, Simmell, Simmill, Simill, Simell and others.

First found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Simmerl research. Another 129 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Simmerl History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Simmerl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Simmerl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anton Simmerl and his wife Anna Simmerl, who came from Bremen to New York on the ship Goethe in 1854 with their daughter Margarethe
  • Anna Simmerl, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1854
  • Anton Simmerl, aged 32, landed in New York, NY in 1854
  • Margarethe Simmerl, aged 5, arrived in New York, NY in 1854


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  2. 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).
  3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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The Simmerl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Simmerl 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 17 April 2012 at 16:27.

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