The last name Ziegler actually has originated from the regions of Germany and it is a Jewish surname. The name is actually an occupational name; it was the name that was given to a brick maker. It was derived from the German word “Ziegelbrenner” which literally means brick maker. Later on, the name became a surname as generations passed and was also accepted as a first name. The family with this name was first found to be living in the region of Bavaria.