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The Stetler surname derives from the Middle High German word "stadel," meaning "a barn." Thus a "stadeler" was the administrator of a storage barn.

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The surname Stetler was first found in Austria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Records show a Manegolt vom Stadel in Styria in 1295; and a Nicolaus Stadler in Iglau in 1378.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Staedler, Stadler, Staedler, Stadtler, Stadeler, Staedele (Wuerttemberg), Stadel, Stadeln, Stadlen, Stadelmann, Stadtmann, Stadtman, Stadellmann, Stadelman, Stadelmaner, Stadellmaner, Stadelmayer and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stetler research. Another 322 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1560, 1614, 1648, 1753, 1763, 1795, and 1812 are included under the topic Early Stetler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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During this period prominent bearers of the name Stetler were Johann Stadlmayer (1560-1648), who was a German composer at the court of Innsbruck. Christoph Staedler was a prominent doctor and physician of the city Eger, and was ennobled...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stetler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stetler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Stetler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
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  • Stephen Stetler, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2004
  • Robert A. Stetler, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Okemos, Michigan, 1965-73 (acting, 1965-68)
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    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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