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The name Schendel was born in the beautiful region of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslavakia. In the Middle Ages, Bohemia was a part of the Holy Roman Empire, which was characterized by the Feudal System. Before this era, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Many people, such as the Schendel family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Schendel was an occupational name for a roofer. The name Schendel is derived from the Old German word "schindel," which means "shingle" or "small pebbles."

Schendel Early Origins



The surname Schendel was first found in Bohemia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the major political changes which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Schendel Spelling Variations


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Schendel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schindler, Schindlers, Schindel, Schindelin and many more.

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Schendel Early History


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Schendel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schendel research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1704, 1795, 1816, and 1864 are included under the topic Early Schendel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schendel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schendel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schendel 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jost Schindler, who came to Philadelphia County in 1734; Conrad Schindler arrived in Philadelphia in 1752; as well as Andreas Schindler in 1754; and Michael Schindel in 1755. Franz Schindle arrived in Texas in 1860.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schendel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schendel (post 1700)



  • Tim Schendel (b. 1979), American stock car racing driver
  • Kurt Schendel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1996
  • Harry Schendel, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives, 1945-50; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 11th District, 1951
  • Mira Schendel (1919-1988), Swiss-born, Brazilian artist best known for her drawings on rice paper

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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. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    The Schendel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schendel 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 9 February 2016 at 08:54.

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