Bavaria, one of the oldest and largest of the German states, is the birthplace of the Spindle family. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules. Names derived from occupations were particularly common in this region. Spindle 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 Spindle family
Early History of the Spindle family
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Spindle Spelling Variations
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 Spindle include Spindler, Spindel, Spindle, Spindeler, Spinder, Spingler, Spinlar and many more.
Early Notables of the Spindle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Spindle family to the New World and Oceana
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: Mary Spindlers, who came to Virginia in 1702; Kasper Spinler sailed to New York in 1709 with his wife and three children; Ulrick Spinder arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739.
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