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The roots of the distinguished German surname Schimpff lie in North Germany. The name is derived from the Middle High German word "schimpf," meaning "joke" or "play." It is likely that the name was first bestowed on someone who was given to joking and playing tricks as a nickname, eventually becoming a hereditary surname.

Schimpff Early Origins



The surname Schimpff was first found in the Oberrheins region, where the name is thought to have first emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Wernher Schimpf, who was a sexton in Neuenburg in 1371. The young Schimpff family played a crucial role in the development of the medieval society of the region. In later years, the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Schimpff Spelling Variations


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Schimpff Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schimpf, Schimpff, Schempf, Schempff, Schimpfle and many more.

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Schimpff Early History


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Schimpff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schimpff research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1371, 1658, 1694, 1746, 1747, 1801, 1808, and 1809 are included under the topic Early Schimpff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schimpff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schimpff Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schimpff 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schimpff Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Matheis Schimpff, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schimpff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schimpff (post 1700)



  • Rosalind Amelia Schimpff (b. 1905), American chemist and author
  • Thierry Jacques Schimpff (b. 1947), French journalist

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pectus facit nobilem
Motto Translation: The heart is noble


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Schimpff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schimpff 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 14 December 2015 at 01:36.

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