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A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Stahl, 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 Stahl 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.

Stahl Early Origins



The surname Stahl 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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Stahl Spelling Variations


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

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Stahl Early History


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Stahl Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stahl 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 Stahl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stahl Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stahl Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Stahl 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 Stahl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North Ameri ca. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Stahl Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gustaf Stahl, who came to Delaware in 1641
  • Johanna Stahl, who arrived in America in 1665
  • Johann Valentin Stahl, who arrived in America in 1665

Stahl Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Stahl, who arrived in America in 1709
  • Jobs Stahl, who landed in America in 1709-1711
  • Henrich Stahl, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Joseph Stahl, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • Gotfried Stahl, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stahl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Henry Stahl, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Maria E Stahl, aged 30, landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Enrique Stahl, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • John George Stahl, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • Jos Stahl, who arrived in America in 1844-1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stahl Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Andreas Stahl, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Elisabeth Stahl, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • George Stahl, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Jacobma Stahl, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

Stahl Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Carl Stahl, aged 61, landed in Quebec in 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stahl (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stahl (post 1700)



  • Harry Herbert Stahl (1875-1960), American politician, Mayor of Freeport, Illinois, 1915-19; Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention 12th District, 1920-22
  • Frank J. Stahl, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from St. Joseph District, 1946
  • David E. Stahl (b. 1934), American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention 15th District, 1969-70
  • David Stahl, American politician, Mayor of East Brunswick, New Jersey, 2009
  • Charles D. Stahl, American Republican politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 7th District, 1952
  • C. W. Stahl, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1924
  • Andrew F. Stahl, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1916, 1932; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1920
  • Abram M. Stahl, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 1st District, 1909-10
  • J. P. Stahl, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1924
  • Jasper B. Stahl, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Geneva, New York, 1925
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

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    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. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Stahl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stahl 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.

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