Schlicht History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The origin of this name is somewhat uncertain; it almost certainly comes from the Old High German word "sleht," but this word has two different meanings. The first is "direct or natural," so the name may have originated as a nickname for someone who was straightforward in his manner. The other meaning is "flat," and there are several areas around Germany named for the word, so the name may have been given to a man from any of these places.

Early Origins of the Schlicht family

The surname Schlicht was first found in Austria, where the name Schlicht became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history, bearers of the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. The origin of this name is somewhat uncertain; it almost certainly comes from the Old High German word "sleht," but this word has two different meanings. The first is "direct or natural," so the name may have originated as a nickname for someone who was straightforward in his manner. The other meaning is "flat," and there are several areas around Germany named for the word, so the name may have been given to a man from any of these places.

Important Dates for the Schlicht family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schlicht research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1387 is included under the topic Early Schlicht History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schlicht Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schlicht, Schlecht, Schlichte, Schlichter, Schlichtmann, Schliche and many more.

Early Notables of the Schlicht family (pre 1700)

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Schlicht migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schlicht Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Gent Schlicht, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1791
  • Gent Schlicht, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1791 [1]
Schlicht Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Schlicht, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1836 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Schlicht (post 1700)

  • Ester Schlicht, artistic film maker and Art Schlichter, quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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