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The ancient German region of the Rhineland was the original home of the name Schillinger. Schillinger 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, often attaching the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from", in some cases as a mark of aristocratic birth. Local names are by far the most common style of German hereditary surname. Schillinger was a name for someone who lived in the lower Rhineland region.

Schillinger Early Origins



The surname Schillinger 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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Schillinger Spelling Variations


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Schillinger 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 Schillinger include Schilling, Schillings, Schillinger and others.

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Schillinger Early History


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Schillinger Early History



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

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Schillinger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schillinger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the name Schillinger 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 Schillinger 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 Schillinger, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:

Schillinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Mart Schillinger, who landed in America in 1752
  • Johann Martin Schillinger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Martin Schillinger came to Philadelphia in 1752
  • Martin Schillinger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

Schillinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Schillinger, aged 5, landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Johann George Schillinger, aged 32, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Johannes Schillinger, aged 3, landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Maria Barbara Schillinger, aged 28, landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Joseph Schillinger, aged 34, arrived in Missouri in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schillinger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schillinger (post 1700)



  • Gabriel Schillinger (b. 1989), American humanitarian activist and entrepreneur, co-founder and executive director of For Darfur
  • Shann Schillinger (b. 1986), American NFL football safety for the Oakland Raiders
  • Martin Schillinger, American politician, Mayor of Moline, Illinois, 1885-87
  • Adolph Schillinger, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 15th District, 1894
  • Patricia Schillinger (b. 1963), French politician, member of the Senate of France
  • Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger (1895-1943), Ukrainian composer, music theorist, and composition teacher who developed the Schillinger System of Musical Composition

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. 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).
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    11. ...

    The Schillinger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schillinger 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 9 February 2016 at 09:00.

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