Schlichting Surname History

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 Schlichting family

The surname Schlichting was first found in Austria, where the name Schlichting 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 Schlichting family

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

Schlichting Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Schlichting family (pre 1700)

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Schlichting migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schlichting Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Cristian Schlichting, who arrived in America in 1793
Schlichting Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • H A Schlichting, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Heinr Schlichting, aged 35, who landed in New York, NY in 1874 [1]
  • Johann Schlichting, aged 15, who arrived in New York, NY in 1874 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Schlichting (post 1700)

  • Mary M. Schlichting, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Haslett, Michigan, 1954-65 (acting, 1954-56) [2]
  • George M. V. Schlichting, American politician, First Selectman of Darien, Connecticut, 1917 [2]
  • Ferdinand H. Schlichting, American politician, Circuit Judge in Wisconsin 4th Circuit, 1954-56 [2]

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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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