× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The surname Scheller 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. Scheller 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."

Scheller Early Origins



The surname Scheller 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.

Close

Scheller Spelling Variations


Expand

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

Close

Scheller Early History


Expand

Scheller Early History



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

Close

Scheller Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Scheller Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the name Scheller 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 Scheller Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



After 1650, thousands of German settlers came to North America to escape the religious persecution and poverty that wracked Europe and to make the most of the opportunity to own their own land in a new country. They settled across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, and in Canada in Ontario and on the fertile plains of the prairie provinces. Among them:

Scheller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Scheller, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Friederich Albrecht Scheller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Martin Scheller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Johann Geo Friederich Scheller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771
  • George Frederick Scheller, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1771
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Scheller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Scheller, who arrived in America in 1846
  • August Scheller, aged 22, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • Dorothea Scheller, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Sophia Scheller, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Wilhelm Scheller came to Texas in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Scheller (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Scheller (post 1700)



  • Walter J. Scheller, American Republican politician, Chair of Fayette County Republican Party, 1953
  • Friedrich Ernst Scheller (1791-1869), German jurist and politician
  • David Scheller (b. 1972), German actor from Munich
  • Heinrich Scheller (1929-1957), Swiss silver medalist rower at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Close

Scheller Family Crest Products


Expand

Scheller Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    11. ...

    The Scheller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scheller 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 7 December 2016 at 21:09.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest