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The surname Schellenberg 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. Schellenberg 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."

Schellenberg Early Origins



The surname Schellenberg 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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Schellenberg Spelling Variations


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Schellenberg 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 Schellenberg include Schell, Schelle, Schelling, Scheller and others.

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Schellenberg Early History


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Schellenberg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schellenberg 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 Schellenberg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schellenberg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schellenberg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the name Schellenberg 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 Schellenberg 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



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:

Schellenberg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martin Schellenberg, who landed in Carolina in 1734
  • Ursula Schellenberg, who arrived in Carolina in 1734
  • Verena Bentz Schellenberg, aged 19, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Heinrich Schellenberg, who arrived in Carolina in 1738
  • Henrich Schellenberg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schellenberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M Elis Schellenberg, who arrived in America in 1845

Schellenberg Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Gehrhard Schellenberg, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • Jacob Schellenberg, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Johann Schellenberg, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • Abraham Schellenberg, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • David Schellenberg, who landed in Manitoba in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schellenberg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schellenberg (post 1700)



  • John C. Schellenberg, American politician, Village President of Roselle, Illinois, 1935-38
  • F. F. Schellenberg, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916
  • Tobias Schellenberg (b. 1978), German gold, silver and bronze competitive and synchronized diver
  • Glenn Schellenberg, Canadian Genie nominated composer
  • Ted William Schellenberg (b. 1952), Canadian politician, former Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • August Schellenberg (b. 1936), Canadian actor
  • Johann Rudolph Schellenberg (1740-1806), Swiss Artist, writer, botanist and entomologist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schellenberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schellenberg 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 11:30.

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