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

Spingler Early Origins



The surname Spingler 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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Spingler Spelling Variations


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

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Spingler Early History


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Spingler Early History



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

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Spingler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spingler Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



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 Spingler or a variant listed above:

Spingler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrey Spingler, aged 26, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Jarrick Spingler, aged 31, landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Palster Spingler, aged 24, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • George Jacob Spingler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740-1741
  • George Spingler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spingler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spingler (post 1700)



  • William Spingler, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1986

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    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    The Spingler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spingler 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 11 November 2015 at 11:59.

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