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The surname Scheele is a Westphalian-German nickname. Such surnames were very common in Westphalia. They were adapted from traditional eke-names, or added names, that described physical characteristics of their bearers. Scheele is a hereditary surname for a person who was either wild or clamorous. The name was originally derived from the German word "schel," which means "noisy" or "loud."

Scheele Early Origins



The surname Scheele was first found in Westphalia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century on the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the German nation. As early as 1526 they had their seat at the manor Schellenberg near Essen.

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Scheele Spelling Variations


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Scheele Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Scheele include Schell, Schelle, Schelling, Scheller and others.

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Scheele Early History


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Scheele Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scheele research. Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1774, 1562, 1620, 1680, 1648, 1701, 1775, 1854, 1808, 1763 and 1809 are included under the topic Early Scheele History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Scheele Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scheele Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the name Scheele were Johann Heinrich Schmelzer ( ca. 1620-1680), an Austrian composer and violinist ;Johann Schelle (1648-1701), a German Baroque composer; Friedrich Wilhelm von Schelling (1775-1854, ennobled in...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scheele Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many Germans emigrated across the Atlantic to seek better lives in North Ameri ca. This great migration began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century. Resettlement was particularly attractive to those from Westphalia as a means of escape from poverty and religious persecution. For many Westphalian farmers, the chance to own one's own land was also a major incentive. The process of the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlements centered around Ontario and the Prairie provinces. Among them:

Scheele Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H Scheele, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Frederick William Scheele, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • Rudolf Scheele, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • George Scheele, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scheele (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scheele (post 1700)



  • Ray Scheele, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2000
  • Lynda D. Scheele, American politician, Mayor of Abilene, Kansas, 1993-94, 1996-97, 2000-01
  • John Scheele, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Passaic County, 1885-86
  • Sir Nicholas Scheele (1944-2014), British academic and businessman, Chancellor of the University of Warwick (2003-2008), President and CEO of Jaguar Cars (1992-1999) and Ford Motor Company (2001-2005)

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Citations



    Other References

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    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Scheele Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scheele 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 23 November 2015 at 11:28.

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