Re: where does the name come from
My family members claimed that the surname was originally Von Kugler.Von is simply a distinction of nobility.It was possible for a merchant to purchase such a title.Kug means round, orb, sphere, ball, bullet etc.The ending means the maker of so something.I lived for a time in Eastern Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Dutch would pronounce the name Kugler.I have one more piece of information that I have never had the time to explore.It is as follows: George Cuckler (Par. Reg. of Ashford, Middx, 6, Vol. 4 page 103) born. ca. 1773p.b.Ashford; Middx, England. Married: Elizabeth Pierce, August 19, 1798 at Ashford, Middx, England.(Info from Morman Genealogical Society).