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The German state of Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Schimmel. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known in Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany, provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Schimmel family.

Schimmel Early Origins



The surname Schimmel was first found in Prussia and Silesia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of these regions which were settled by many German tribes. They emerged to form alliances with other families within the feudal system.

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Schimmel Spelling Variations


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Schimmel 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 Schimmel include Schramme, Schram, Schramke (southern Germany) and many more.

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Schimmel Early History


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Schimmel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schimmel research. Another 304 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1808, 1813, 1817, 1841, 1850, and 1893 are included under the topic Early Schimmel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schimmel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schimmel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schimmel 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



Since medieval times, the state of Prussia has played an important part in the history of Germany. The state's military powers were historically very strong, and endured until after the Second World War, when the territory was broken up and divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. A spurt of migration followed, with some Prussians going elsewhere in Europe and many others crossing the ocean to North Ameri ca. Most entered the United States through Philadelphia. Some remained there, while more moved on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others traveled to Canada and settled Ontario and the prairie provinces. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Schimmel or a variant listed above:

Schimmel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Schimmel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Peter Schimmel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1774

Schimmel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Schimmel, who arrived in Maryland in 1844
  • Anna Schimmel, aged 28, landed in New York, NY in 1848
  • Alwine Schimmel, aged 7, who emigrated to the United States from Schonwerder, in 1892
  • Auguste Schimmel, aged 23, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893
  • Anna Schimmel, aged 10, who landed in America, in 1897

Schimmel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie H. Schimmel, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1905
  • E. M. Schimmel, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Bertha Schimmel, aged 20, who settled in America from Frankfurt, Germany, in 1908
  • Albert Schimmel, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Woudenberg, Holland, in 1909
  • Chaim Schimmel, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Kobyk, Austria, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schimmel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schimmel (post 1700)



  • Paul Schimmel (b. 1940), American biophysical chemist and translational medicine researcher
  • Robert George "Bob" Schimmel (1950-2010), American stand-up comedian
  • Henry S. Schimmel, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 4th District, 1914-17
  • Amelia Schimmel, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940
  • Annemarie Schimmel (1922-2003), German Orientalist and scholar, Professor at Harvard University (1967 to 1992)
  • Sven Schimmel (b. 1989), German footballer
  • Wilhelm Schimmel, German piano maker, co-founder of Schimmel Pianos in 1885
  • Hendrik Jan Schimmel (1823-1906), Dutch poet and novelist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schimmel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schimmel 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 09:02.

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