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Where did the German Stetler family come from? What is the German Stetler family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stetler family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stetler family history?

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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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.

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.


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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.

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Another 75 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stetler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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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The Stetler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stetler 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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