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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.

Zettle Early Origins



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.

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Zettle Spelling Variations


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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.

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Zettle Early History


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Zettle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zettle research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 188 and 1882 are included under the topic Early Zettle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Zettle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Zettle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zettle 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



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

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Zettle (post 1700)


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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

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. 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).
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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    The Zettle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zettle 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 29 November 2016 at 13:54.

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