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Where did the German Schilling family come from? What is the German Schilling family crest and coat of arms? When did the Schilling family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Schilling family history?The ancient German region of the Rhineland was the original home of the ancestors of the Schilling surname. Schilling was a local name, a type of hereditary surname that identified people by the places where they lived. Landowners were the first to use local names, and they often attached the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from," to the surname. Often, the use of "von" was a mark of aristocratic birth. Local names are by far the most common style of German hereditary surname. Schilling was a name for someone who lived in the lower Rhineland region.
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Schilling include Schilling, Schillings, Schillinger and others.
First found in the lower Rhine region, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region, mentioned in archives as early as 1194, where the family had its seat in Saxony-Anhalt, in the district of Potsdam. From the 13th century on the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schilling research. Another 262 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1194, 1276, 1624, 1637, and 1781 are included under the topic Early Schilling History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 70 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schilling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Schilling, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:
Schilling Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Schilling Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Schilling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schilling 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.
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