Schleicher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name is derived from the German word "schleifen," meaning "to grind" or "polish," and is almost certainly occupational in origin, meaning that the name came from the profession of its first bearer. Most likely, the name's first bearer was one who polished swords and armor for a living, though it is also possible that he ground diamonds.
Early Origins of the Schleicher family
The surname Schleicher was first found in Germany, where the name Schleicher came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.
Important Dates for the Schleicher family
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Schleicher Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schleiffer, Schleifer, Schleif, Schleifmann and many more.
Early Notables of the Schleicher family (pre 1700)
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Schleicher migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Schleicher Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Schleicher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Maria Margaretha Schleicher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 
- Joh Philip Schleicher, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1768 
- Johann Georg Schleicher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1770 
Schleicher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Adden Schleicher, who arrived in Texas in 1846 
- Gustav Schleicher, who landed in Texas in 1847 
- Elisabeth Schleicher, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 
- Joseph Schleicher, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 
- Lorenz Joseph Schleicher, who arrived in America in 1850 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Schleicher (post 1700)
- Gustave Schleicher (1823-1879), American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives, 1853-54; Member of Texas State Senate, 1859-61 
- George J. Schleicher, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1912 
- Carl Schleicher, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1904; Industrial Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1916 
- Benjamin T. Schleicher, American politician, Mayor of Rockford, Illinois, 1957-73 
Historic Events for the Schleicher family
- Helmut Schleicher (1920-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking 
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