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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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schiller research. Another 215 words (15 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.

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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 settled in America in 1754
  • Joh Lud Ernst Schiller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Johann Schiller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Ludwig Schiller, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1760


Schiller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Christoph Schiller, aged 29, arrived in Missouri in 1839
  • Wilhelm Schiller, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Joh Chr Schiller, aged 20, landed in New York in 1849
  • Peter Joseph Schiller, aged 60, arrived in Missouri in 1849
  • Christ Schiller, aged 28, landed in New York, NY in 1852


Schiller Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • August Benjamin Schiller arrived in Canada at the age of 25 in 1783

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  • 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
  • Eric Schiller (b. 1955), American chess player
  • Victor N. Schiller, American politician, Independent Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Green County, 1956
  • V. R. Schiller, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1912
  • Rudolph Schiller, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 11th Ward, 1938
  • Martin Schiller, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1948
  • Jay A. Schiller, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1940
  • Jack Schiller, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 23rd District, 1934
  • Herman G. Schiller, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 8th District, 1938

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  • The Schiller-Vallier and Related Families by Katherine Schiller Mulanax.
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  1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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The Schiller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schiller 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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