Origins Available: German, Jewish
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 Schindle 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 Schindle was an occupational name for a roofer. The name Schindle is derived from the Old German word "schindel," which means "shingle" or "small pebbles."
Early Origins of the Schindle family
Early History of the Schindle family
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Schindle Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schindler, Schindlers, Schindel, Schindelin and many more.
Early Notables of the Schindle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schindle family to the New World and Oceana
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Schindle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Schindle (post 1700)
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