The associated coat of arms for this name are recorded in J.B Rietstaps Armorial General. Illustrated by V & H.V Rolland's. This Monumental work took 23 years to complete and 85,000 coats of Arms are included in this work. This surname of ZIEGLER is a German and Polish occupational name for a tiler. The name was derived from the Old German word ZIEGEL (roof-tile) and rendered in ancient documents in the Latin form TEGULA. In the Middle Ages the term came to denote bricks as well as tiles, and so in some cases the term may have denoted a brickmaker or bricklayer, rather than just a tiler. Other spellings of the name include ZEGLER, TSIGLER, CIGLER, CYGLER, CYGEL, ZIEGELMAN, ZIEGELMANN, CYGIELMAN and CIHELKA. The Polish form of the name CEGIELSKI is a topographic name for someone who lived by the brickworks or who worked in one. Surnames which were derived from ancient Germanic personal names have the same meaning in many languages. The court of Charlemagne (Charles the Great, king of the Franks (742-814) was Christian and Latin speaking). The vernacular was the Frankish dialect of Old High German, and the personal names in use were Germanic and vernacular. These names were adopted in many parts of northwest Europe, particularly among the noble ruling classes. Hereditary surnames were found in Germany in the second half of the 12th century - a little later than in England and France. It was about the 16th century that they became stabilized. A notable member of the name was Karl ZIEGLER (1898-1973) the German chemist, born in Helsa (Oberhessen). He taught at Marburg from 1920, at Heidelberg from 1936 and in 1943 was appointed director of the Max Plancke Carbon Research Institute at Mulheim. He was awarded the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1963. German or Teutonic heraldry extended its sphere of influence over central Europe and spread into Scandinavia. It is most notable for its design and treatment of crests, most of which reflect the arms in the charge or tinctures (colours) or both, which is unknown in British heraldry. Teutonic Europe assembled many arms on a single shield, each bearing its corresponding crest on a helmet.
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