Bavaria. Uhle is a nickname surname, a class of German names derived from eke-names, or added names, that described people by a personal characteristic or other attribute. Uhle is a name for a wealthy young man, who was a protector.
Early Origins of the Uhle family
Bavaria, where the name was associated in the mediaeval period with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. During the Middle Ages the name was concentrated around Nuremberg, though not restricted to this area. Founded in 1050, Nuremberg was one of the main cities of Franconia, before its annexation by Bavaria in 1806. It became a major center of exchange for goods coming south from the Baltic ports, and products moving north from the Mediterranean. Frederick II named Nuremberg a Free Imperial City in the 13th century, and during this period of economic prosperity it became a center of the Arts. It was the birthplace of the poet Hans Sachs and the painter Albrecht Duerer.
Early History of the Uhle family
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Early Notables of the Uhle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Uhle family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Uhle surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Uhle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Uhle (post 1700)
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