The ancestral home of the Zettle family is in the German state of Bavaria
. The name Zettle is an occupational
hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a person who held a position of high prestige and may have been a courier or a diplomat. The name Zettle is derived from the German word "zedel," which means "drawing up" or "dispatching." It is also possible that the original bearer of the name Zettle was involved in the judiciary, or in the drawing up of legal documents.
Early Origins of the Zettle family
The surname Zettle was first found in Bavaria
, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal
System and the nation. Chronicles first mention Merten Zettelschreiber of Altburg in 1560.
Early History of the Zettle family
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Zettle Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Zettle include Zettel, Zettle, Zettl, Zettels, Zettler, Zedel and others.
Early Notables of the Zettle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Zettle 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 Zettle surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Zettle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jacob Zettle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Zettle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Franz Zettle, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Vienna, in 1892
Zettle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Caecilie Zettle, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Gissing, Austria, in 1922
- Franz Zettle, aged 26, who landed in America from Gissing, Austria, in 1922
- Katarina Zettle, aged 24, who landed in America from Titel, Jugosl., in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Zettle (post 1700)
- Lauren "LoLo" Zettle (b. 1987), American model, makeup artist, fashion designer and musician
- Erin Zettle, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2012 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html