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."
Early Origins of the Schendel family
Early History of the Schendel family
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Schendel Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schindler, Schindlers, Schindel, Schindelin and many more.
Early Notables of the Schendel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schendel family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Schendel (post 1700)
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