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The Schild surname comes from the Middle High German/Middle Dutch word "schilt," meaning "shield," and it is supposed that the name was originally an occupational name for a maker or painter of shields.

Schild Early Origins



The surname Schild was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Schild Spelling Variations


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Schild Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vonschriltz, van Schriltz, Schriltz, Schiltz, Schilds, Schildts, Schilts, Schrilds, Schrultz and many more.

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Schild Early History


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Schild Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schild research. Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1787, and 1830 are included under the topic Early Schild History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schild Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schild Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Schild 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 were:

Schild Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Schild, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Rosins Schild, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1757
  • Andreas Schild, who came to North America in 1776
  • P S Schild, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1795

Schild Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Agatha Schild, who settled in America in 1852
  • Anna Schild, who arrived in New York, NY in 1863
  • Luise Schild, who landed in North America in 1877
  • Adolph Schild, who settled in North America in 1887
  • Herman Schild, who arrived in Arkansas in 1894

Schild Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alexander Schild, who arrived in Galveston, TX in 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schild (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schild (post 1700)



  • Charles Schild (1902-1980), American inventor
  • Alfred Schild (1921-1977), American physicist
  • Rolf Schild (1924-2003), German-born, British-based businessman
  • Martina Schild (b. 1981), Swiss Olympic alpine skier
  • Marlies Schild (b. 1981), Austrian Olympic alpine skier
  • Erwin Schild (b. 1920), Canadian (Colgne born), Rabbi, author, and a Holocaust survivor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schild Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schild 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 4 February 2015 at 12:46.

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