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The Stettler surname first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria, some time after the 12th century, when hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Stettler is a local surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Stettler was given to someone who lived in Nuremburg, where the family acquired vast feudal estates and lived in an elegant manor.

Stettler Early Origins



The surname Stettler was first found in Nuremburg, where the name Stettner was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Stettler Spelling Variations


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Stettler 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 Stettler include Stettner, Stetner, Stettnen, Stettiner, Stettnel, Stettnle, Stettler, Stettina, Stetter, Stettnere, Stetter and many more.

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Stettler Early History


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Stettler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stettler research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1670 is included under the topic Early Stettler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stettler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stettler Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Stettler 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



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Stettler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Stettler, who sailed to America in 1732
  • Hans Stettler, who landed in America in 1732
  • Henry Stettler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Henry Stettler came to Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Valentin Stettler came to Pennsylvania in 1764
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stettler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stettler (post 1700)



  • George Stettler, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Cathedral City, California, 2004
  • Wallace Frederick Stettler (b. 1921), American educational administrator
  • Kurt Stettler (b. 1932), Swiss football goalkeeper

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    11. ...

    The Stettler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stettler 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 4 December 2015 at 20:38.

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