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The name Schindel was born in the beautiful region of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslavakia. In the Middle Ages, Bohemia was a part of the Holy Roman Empire, which was characterized by the Feudal System. Before this era, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Many people, such as the Schindel family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Schindel was an occupational name for a roofer. The name Schindel is derived from the Old German word "schindel," which means "shingle" or "small pebbles."

Schindel Early Origins



The surname Schindel was first found in Bohemia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the major political changes which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Schindel Spelling Variations


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Schindel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schindler, Schindlers, Schindel, Schindelin and many more.

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Schindel Early History


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Schindel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schindel research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1704, 1795, 1816, and 1864 are included under the topic Early Schindel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schindel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schindel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schindel 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:

Schindel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Schindel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Michael Schindel arrived in Philadelphia in 1755
  • Johann Peter Schindel, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1758

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schindel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schindel (post 1700)



  • Morton Schindel (1918-2016), American Academy Award nominated educator, producer, and founder of Weston Woods Studios
  • Carol-Ann Schindel, former Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives
  • Jeremiah Schindel, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 5th District, 1859-61
  • Ulrich Schindel (b. 1935), German classical philologist

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Suggested Readings for the name Schindel


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Suggested Readings for the name Schindel



  • Genealogy of Georg Friedrich & Maria Barbara Hamm Schindel by William Richard Shindle.

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Schindel Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
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    The Schindel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schindel 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 22 August 2016 at 10:22.

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