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The Schall family name comes from the from Middle High German word "schal," which means "noise," or "bragging," and as such is was thought to have originally been a nickname for a braggart, or for a market crier. The German people originally used only one name, but as the population grew there was often confusion between people of the same name. This required people to adopt hereditary surnames. Many people took surnames based on nicknames - sometimes known as eke-names - that described certain personal characteristics.

Schall Early Origins



The surname Schall was first found in the ancient Rhineland, where this family name became associated with a notable aristocratic line of the city of Cologne. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Chronicles mention one Robert Schallo as early as 1150.

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Schall Spelling Variations


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Schall Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Schall include Schall, Schaal, Schal, Schaell, Schael, Schalle, Schaller, Schallin and many more.

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Schall Early History


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Schall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schall research. Another 230 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1387, 1592, 1666, 1745, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Schall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Schall were among of the early German families that came to North America:

Schall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Daniel Schall, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1739
  • David Schall who arrived in Philadelphia in 1742
  • Tobias Schall, who came to Philadelphia in 1748

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schall (post 1700)



  • Eugene David "Gene" Schall (b. 1970), American retired Major League Baseball first baseman who played from 1995 to 1996
  • Alvin Anthony Schall (b. 1944), American jurist, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1992-2009)
  • Elizabeth Schall, American singer, songwriter and guitarist
  • Kerry "Meat Truck" Schall (b. 1971), American mixed martial arts fighter
  • Thomas David Schall (1878-1935), American lawyer and politician, United States Senator from Minnesota (1925-1935)
  • Irene B. Schall (b. 1953), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 2004
  • George B. Schall, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 7th District, 1865-67
  • George Schall, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 6th District, 1824-28
  • David J. Schall, American politician, Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1994
  • Daniel H. Schall, American Democrat politician, Chair of Armstrong County Democratic Party, 1937
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schall 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 February 2016 at 13:44.

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