Rhineland, an ancient region of Germany. In pre-medieval times, the Germans used only one name, but later they were forced by a growing population to adopt hereditary surnames, so as to remain distinct from others using the same personal (first) name. Local names derived from place names, were often chosen. They originally indicated land ownership, and frequently carried the prefix von, meaning "of" or "from", which is often taken as an indication of aristocratic lineage. Schillings was a name for some one lived in the lower Rhineland region.
Early Origins of the Schillings family
Early History of the Schillings family
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Schillings Spelling Variations
Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Schillings include Schilling, Schillings, Schillinger and others.
Early Notables of the Schillings family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schillings family to the New World and Oceana
Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Schillings were among of the early German families that came to North America: Hans Adam Schilling, who came to Philadelphia in 1732; as well as Johann Martin Schilling in the same year, Johannes Schilling in 1749; and Martin Schillinger in 1752. Carl Christian Schilling arrived in Penobscot, Maine in 1782.
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