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The ancestral home of the Zettler family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Zettler 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 Zettler is derived from the German word "zedel," which means "drawing up" or "dispatching." It is also possible that the original bearer of the name Zettler was involved in the judiciary, or in the drawing up of legal documents.

Zettler Early Origins



The surname Zettler 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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Zettler Spelling Variations


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Zettler 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 Zettler include Zettel, Zettle, Zettl, Zettels, Zettler, Zedel and others.

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Zettler Early History


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Zettler Early History



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

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Zettler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Zettler Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Zettlers to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Zettler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Matthias Zettler came to Georgia between 1734-41
  • Matthias Zettler, who landed in Georgia in 1734-1741

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Contemporary Notables of the name Zettler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Zettler (post 1700)



  • Emil Robert Zettler (1878-1946), American sculptor
  • Louis J. Zettler, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 20th District, 1903-04; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912
  • Rob Zettler (b. 1968), retired Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenceman

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. 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).
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    The Zettler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zettler 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 10 December 2015 at 10:28.

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