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The name Schillings comes from the 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.

Schillings Early Origins



The surname Schillings 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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Schillings Spelling Variations


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Schillings Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in 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.

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Schillings Early History


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Schillings Early History



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

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Schillings Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schillings Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the name Schillings 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 Schillings 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



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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    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schillings Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schillings 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 30 May 2014 at 11:58.

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