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Bavaria, one of the oldest and largest of the German states, is the birthplace of the Spangler family. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules. Names derived from occupations were particularly common in this region. Spangler is an occupational surname for metal worker having derived from the German word spange, meaning a clasp or buckle of the sort such a craftsman might have designed.

Spangler Early Origins



The surname Spangler was first found in Bavaria, where the name spread to the north and 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 such as Holland, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Spangler Spelling Variations


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Spangler Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Spangler include Spengler, Spengel, Spengele, Spengeler, Spenger (Munich), Spaengler, Spaengel, Spangeler, Spangler and many more.

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Spangler Early History


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Spangler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spangler research. Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1686, 1678, 1719, 1734, 1528, 1604, 1484 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Spangler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spangler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spangler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spangler 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



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Spangler surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Spangler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Spangler, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Michael Spangler, aged 26, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Bolser Spangler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • John George Spangler, who landed in New York in 1784

Spangler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Spangler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • George Spangler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839
  • W Spangler, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spangler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spangler (post 1700)



  • Steve Spangler, Emmy Award winning author and professional speaker
  • Spanky Spangler, American stuntman, claims to be the youngest Green Beret
  • Lester Spangler (1906-1933), American Indy 500 race car driver
  • Jean Spangler (1923-1949), Hollywood dancer and model
  • James Murray Spangler, American inventor of the electric vacuum cleaner, sold the patent to Hoover in 1908
  • Jacob Spangler (1767-1843), United States Congressman from Pennsylvania
  • Harrison E. Spangler (1879-1965), Chairman of the Republican National Committee 1940-44
  • Donald H. Spangler (1918-1942), United States Naval officer, eponym of the USS Spangler (DE-696)
  • David Spangler (1796-1856), United States Congressman from Ohio
  • Albert Donald "Spanky" Spangler (b. 1933), American retired Major League Baseball player
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Spangler


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Suggested Readings for the name Spangler



  • The Spanglers by Theresa Spangler Lowe.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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    The Spangler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spangler 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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