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Bavaria, one of the oldest and largest of the German states, is the birthplace of the Spengler family. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules. Names derived from occupations were particularly common in this region. Spengler 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.

Spengler Early Origins



The surname Spengler 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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Spengler Spelling Variations


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Spengler Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Spengler include Spengler, Spengel, Spengele, Spengeler, Spenger (Munich), Spaengler, Spaengel, Spangeler, Spangler and many more.

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Spengler Early History


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Spengler Early History



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

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Spengler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spengler Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Spenglers to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Spengler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Fritz Spengler came with his wife to America in 1709
  • Caspar Spengler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Casper Spengler, who arrived in America in 1727
  • Johannes Spengler arrived in Philadelphia in 1731
  • Baltzer Spengler arrived in Philadelphia in 1732
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Spengler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louise Spengler, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Maria Spengler, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Christoph Spengler came to Texas with his wife Doris Lueders and four children in 1846
  • Christian Spengler, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Heinrich Spengler, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spengler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spengler (post 1700)



  • Joseph J. Spengler (1912-1991), American economist, statistician and historian of economic thought
  • Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler (1880-1936), German author, historian and philosopher, writer of The Decline of the West
  • Alexander Spengler (1827-1901), German physician and the first physician specializing in tuberculosis in Davos
  • Pierre Spengler, European film producer
  • Bruno Spengler (b. 1983), Canadian racecar driver
  • William Frederick Spengler (b. 1928), President of the International Division of Owen-Illinois In c., in Toledo

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. 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).
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    11. ...

    The Spengler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spengler 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 26 May 2016 at 17:32.

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