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A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Staal, were formed in the lands which became the modern German state of Prussia, known for its beauty, industry and military power. However, in the medieval era, Prussia was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms, which were established after the fall of the Roman Empire, changed repeatedly. The region that came to be known as Prussia was roughly divided between the territories of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia and East Prussia. The Staal family emerged in Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.

Staal Early Origins



The surname Staal was first found in Prussia, where the name Stahl was closely associated in early medieval times with the feudal society which became prominent throughout Europe. The name later emerged as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches in Bavaria and Austria. Members of this family became noted for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Staal Spelling Variations


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Staal 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 Staal include Stahl, Stahler, Staal, Stahle, Stahli, Stal, Stall, Stahlin, Stahelin, Stahlberg, Stalberg, Stahlburger and many more.

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Staal Early History


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Staal Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Staal research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1799, 1860, 1773, 1684, 1750, 1660, 1734, 1687, 1694 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Staal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Staal Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Staal Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Staal during this time period were Marguerite De Launay, Baronne Staal (1684-1750), French author; and George Ernst Stahl (1660-1734), a German chemist and physician, who served as...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Staal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Staal were

Staal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andreas Staal, who arrived in New York in 1819
  • Carl Staal, aged 24, who landed in America from Eberstadt, in 1892
  • Canradine Jensine Staal, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Denmark, in 1898

Staal Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Axel Staal, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Sealand, in 1904
  • Geert F. Staal, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Bertha Staal, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Brussels, Belgium, in 1911
  • Armand Staal, aged 18, who landed in America from Antwerp, Belgium, in 1914
  • Berend Staal, aged 34, who settled in America from Whecht, Holland, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Staal (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Staal (post 1700)



  • Pierre Gustave Eugene Staal (1817-1882), French artist and draughtsman
  • Marguerite De Launay Baronne Staal (1684-1750), French author
  • Marc Staal (b. 1987), Canadian NHL ice hockey player
  • Kim Staal (b. 1978), Danish ice hockey player
  • Viktor Staal (1909-1982), Austrian actor
  • Jordan Staal (b. 1988), Canadian NHL ice hockey player
  • Jesper Staal (b. 1972), Danish gold and silver medalist sprint canoer
  • Jared Staal (b. 1990), Canadian NHL ice hockey player
  • Frits Staal (b. 1930), Dutch-born, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Eric Staal (b. 1984), Canadian NHL ice hockey player
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Staal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Staal 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 16 January 2014 at 13:52.

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