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

Zittle Early Origins



The surname Zittle 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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Zittle Spelling Variations


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

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Zittle Early History


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Zittle Early History



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

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Zittle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Zittle Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Zittle or a variant listed above:

Zittle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Barbry Zittle, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792
  • Elizth Zittle, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792
  • Geo Zittle, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792
  • Gertrute Zittle, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792
  • Johann Zittle, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    11. ...

    The Zittle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zittle 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 20 December 2013 at 13:54.

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