Schiller History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Schiller family

The surname Schiller was first found in Wuerttemberg, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Schiller family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schiller research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1601, 1627, and 1802 are included under the topic Early Schiller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schiller Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schiller, Schillers, Schilers and others.

Early Notables of the Schiller family (pre 1700)

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United States Schiller migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schiller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Christian Schiller, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1749
  • Johann Ludwig Ernst Schiller, who settled in America in 1754
  • Joh Lud Ernst Schiller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Johann Schiller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Ludwig Schiller, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1760 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schiller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christoph Schiller, aged 29, who arrived in Missouri in 1839 [1]
  • Wilhelm Schiller, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Joh Chr Schiller, aged 20, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]
  • Peter Joseph Schiller, aged 60, who arrived in Missouri in 1849 [1]
  • Christ Schiller, aged 28, who landed in New York, NY in 1852 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Schiller migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schiller Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • August Benjamin Schiller, who arrived in Canada at the age of 25 in 1783

Contemporary Notables of the name Schiller (post 1700) +

  • Eric Schiller (1955-2018), American chess player, trainer and arbiter
  • Bob Schiller (1918-2017), American Emmy Award winning screenwriter, known for his work on I Love Lucy (1955–1957) and All in the Family (1977–1979)
  • John Schiller (1830-1926), Union Army soldier during the American Civil War, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Chaffin's Farm
  • Herbert Irving Schiller (1919-2000), American media critic, sociologist, author, and scholar
  • William B. Schiller, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 20th District, 1946 [2]
  • Victor N. Schiller, American politician, Independent Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Green County, 1956 [2]
  • V. R. Schiller, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1912 [2]
  • Rudolph Schiller, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 11th Ward, 1938 [2]
  • Martin Schiller, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1948 [2]
  • Jay A. Schiller, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1940 [2]
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Ernest Schiller, American Seaman Second Class from Texas, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [3]


Suggested Readings for the name Schiller +

  • 880 The Schiller-Vallier and Related Families by Katherine Schiller Mulanax.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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