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The ancient German region of the Rhineland was the original home of the ancestors of the Schilling surname. Schilling was a local name, a type of hereditary surname that identified people by the places where they lived. Landowners were the first to use local names, and they often attached the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from," to the surname. Often, the use of "von" was a mark of aristocratic birth. Local names are by far the most common style of German hereditary surname. Schilling was a name for someone who lived in the lower Rhineland region.

Schilling Early Origins



The surname Schilling was first found in the lower Rhine region, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region, mentioned in archives as early as 1194, where the family had its seat in Saxony-Anhalt, in the district of Potsdam. From the 13th century on the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Schilling Spelling Variations


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Schilling Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Schilling include Schilling, Schillings, Schillinger and others.

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Schilling Early History


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Schilling Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schilling research. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1194, 1276, 1624, 1637, and 1781 are included under the topic Early Schilling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schilling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schilling Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the name Schilling during this period were Raphael Schilling auf Schillingshof, who began as a royal chamberlain and later became a major general in the Russian army. He was made a count in 1781...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schilling 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



Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Schilling, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:

Schilling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Schilling, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johann Martin and Hans Adam Schilling, came to Philadelphia in 1732
  • Hans Adam Schilling, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Joh Martin Schilling, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Maria Martha Schilling, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1732
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schilling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michel Schilling, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Mart Schilling, who landed in America in 1807
  • Johannes Schilling, who arrived in America in 1807
  • Christ Schilling, who arrived in America in 1807
  • Joh Schilling, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schilling Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • C. Schilling arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Athenian" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schilling (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schilling (post 1700)



  • David Carl Schilling (1918-1956), U.S. Air Force officer, fighter ace, recipient of Distinguished Service Cross (2), Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star (3), Distinguished Flying Cross (11), and Air Medal (20)
  • Curt Schilling (b. 1966), American Major League Baseball player
  • Louise E. Schilling, American politician, Mayor of Troy, Michigan, 2005
  • Joseph M. Schilling, American Democrat politician, Chair of Erie County Democratic Party, 1927
  • John Schilling, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1896
  • J. G. Schilling, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Roane County, 1903-04
  • Henry Schilling, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1920; Socialist Labor Candidate for University of Illinois trustee, 1956
  • Harry W. Schilling, American politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from La Crosse County 2nd District, 1935-38, 1947-52; Defeated, 1938; Progressive Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate 32nd District, 1940
  • F. S. Schilling Sr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1944
  • Aaron Schilling, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska, 2004
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    11. ...

    The Schilling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schilling 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 12 May 2016 at 08:33.

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