Show ContentsStahle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Stahle family

The surname Stahle 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.

Early History of the Stahle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stahle research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1684, 1687, 1694, 1716, 1734, 1750, 1773, 1799 and 1860 are included under the topic Early Stahle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

Early Notables of the Stahle family

Notable figures of the time with the name Stahle were Marguerite De Launay, Baronne Staal (1684-1750), French author; and George Ernst Stahl (1660-1734), a German chemist and physician, who served as court...
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United States Stahle migration to the United States +

Since medieval times, the state of Prussia has played an important part in the history of Germany. The state's military powers were historically very strong, and endured until after the Second World War, when the territory was broken up and divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. A spurt of migration followed, with some Prussians going elsewhere in Europe and many others crossing the ocean to North America. Most entered the United States through Philadelphia. Some remained there, while more moved on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others traveled to Canada and settled Ontario and the prairie provinces. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Stahle or a variant listed above:

Stahle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Stahle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 1
  • Joh Friederich Stahle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 1
Stahle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Stahle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 1

Contemporary Notables of the name Stahle (post 1700) +

  • James Alonzo Stahle (1829-1912), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1895-97 2
  • Henry J. Stahle, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1864 2
  • Henry A. Stahle, American Republican politician, First Selectman of Stonington, Connecticut, 1908-11; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stonington; Elected unopposed 1926; Elected 1930 2
  • Dean S. Stahle, American politician, Mayor of Bountiful, Utah, 1985-89; Defeated, 1989 2
  • Willy Juana Stähle (1954-2015), Dutch world water skiing champion, a gold and silver medalist at the 1972 Summer Olympics, Dutch Sportswoman of the Year in 1971

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook