McBride - Bumpus Genealogy

                                           Z I E G L E R
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tiler, from an agent derivative of Middle High German ziegel 'roof'\ tile' (Old High German ziagal, from Latin tegula), German Ziegel.  In the Middle ages the term came to denote bricks as wellas tiles, and so in some cases the term may have denoted a brickmaker or bricklayer rather than a tiler.

  Anatomy  of  the  " Z " Surnames

Origin - Meanings of Surnames beginning with " Z "