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The surname Schelling 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. Schelling 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."

Schelling Early Origins



The surname Schelling 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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Schelling Spelling Variations


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

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Schelling Early History


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Schelling Early History



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

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Schelling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schelling Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the name Schelling 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 Schelling 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



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:

Schelling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jacobus Schelling arrived in New Netherlands (now New York) with his son in 1659

Schelling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Schelling, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Johann Jacob Schelling, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Georg Baltzer Schelling arrived in Philadelphia in 1752
  • Georg Baltzer Schelling, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Georg Bathasar Schelling, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1760
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schelling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Jacob Schelling in the same year
  • Joh Heinr Schelling, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • H Schelling, aged 26, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • Kunigunde Schelling, aged 4, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • Sebella Schelling, aged 28, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schelling (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schelling (post 1700)



  • Ernest Schelling (1876-1939), American pianist, composer, and conductor
  • Thomas Crombie Schelling (b. 1921), American economist, winner of the Nobel Prize in 2005
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775-1854), German philosopher

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. 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).
    11. ...

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