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Bavaria, one of the oldest and largest of the German states, is the birthplace of the Spindler family. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules. Names derived from occupations were particularly common in this region. Spindler is an occupational surname for maker or user of spindles which is derived from the German word "spindel" of the same meaning.

Spindler Early Origins



The surname Spindler 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.

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Spindler Spelling Variations


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Spindler 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 Spindler include Spindler, Spindel, Spindle, Spindeler, Spinder, Spingler, Spinlar and many more.

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Spindler Early History


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Spindler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spindler research. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1647, 1722, and 1870 are included under the topic Early Spindler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spindler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spindler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spindler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Spindler or a variant listed above:

Spindler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joh Phil David Spindler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Philip David Spindler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Lorentz Spindler, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1754

Spindler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Spindler, who arrived in Brazil in 1827
  • F. Spindler settled in Allegheny County, Maryland in 1840
  • Feis Spindler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Maryland in 1840
  • Franz Jakob Spindler, who landed in Washington in 1845
  • Jacob Spindler, aged 29, arrived in Missouri in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Spindler Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Rudolff Spindler arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Ludwig Spindler, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Rudolf Spindler, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spindler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spindler (post 1700)



  • Henry Spindler (b. 1872), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 27th District, 1921-28
  • George Dearborn Spindler (b. 1920), American anthropologist and author
  • Michael Spindler (b. 1942), German-born, President and CEO of Apple Computer from 1993 to 1996
  • Siegfried Emil "Sid" Spindler (1932-2008), Australian politician
  • Konrad Spindler (1939-2005), world known professor at the institute of early history in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Clarence Francis Spindler (b. 1905), civil engineer, who was president and director of Teeling, Spindler & Fink Engineers, In c., Albany, NY

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    11. ...

    The Spindler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spindler 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 9 June 2016 at 08:03.

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