, one of the oldest and largest of the German states, is the birthplace of the Spindel family. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules. Names derived from occupations were particularly common in this region. Spindel is an occupational
surname for maker or user of spindles which is derived from the German word "spindel" of the same meaning.
Early Origins of the Spindel family
The surname Spindel was first found in Franconia, where the name Spindler emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century on, the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Spindel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spindel research.Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1647, 1722, and 1870 are included under the topic Early Spindel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Spindel Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Spindel include Spindler, Spindel, Spindle, Spindeler, Spinder, Spingler, Spinlar and many more.
Early Notables of the Spindel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Spindel family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Spindel or a variant listed above:
Spindel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Michael Spindel, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1741
- Michael Spindel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Spindel (post 1700)
- Samuel Spindel, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 11th District, 1920 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html