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Where did the German Schalch family come from? What is the German Schalch family crest and coat of arms? When did the Schalch family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Schalch family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwalk, Schwalch, von Schwalk, von Schwalch and others.

First found in East Prussia, where the name came from humble beginnings in Livonia. They branched to Sweden very early and were granted lands and estates in that country 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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schalch research. Another 217 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1643 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Schalch History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Schalch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schalch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Edward Schalch, who settled in Kentucky in 1882
  • Henry E. Schalch, who came to Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1889

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  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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The Schalch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schalch 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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