Schindler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Schindler 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 Schindler 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 Schindler was an occupational name for a roofer. The name Schindler is derived from the Old German word "schindel," which means "shingle" or "small pebbles."

Early Origins of the Schindler family

The surname Schindler 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.

Early History of the Schindler family

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Schindler Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Schindler family (pre 1700)

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Schindler Ranking

In the United States, the name Schindler is the 4,465th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Schindler is ranked the 7,333rd most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [2]


United States Schindler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schindler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jost Schindler, who settled in Philadelphia County in 1734
  • Conrad Schindler, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1752
  • Leonhardt Schindler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [3]
  • Conrad Schindler, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1753 [3]
  • George Schindler, who arrived in New York, NY in 1754 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schindler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Franz Christian Schindler, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1842 [3]
  • Mrs. Karl Schindler, who landed in Brazil in 1846 [3]
  • Wenslaus Schindler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 [3]
  • Paul Moritz Schindler, who arrived in America in 1851 [3]
  • Rosine Schindler, who landed in New York, NY in 1853 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Schindler (post 1700) +

  • David William Schindler OC AOE FRSC FRS (1940-2021), American-born, Canadian limnologist who held the Killam Memorial Chair at the University of Alberta in Edmonton
  • Rudolf Michael Schindler (1887-1953), Austrian-American architect in Los Angeles
  • Bill Schindler (1909-1952), American racecar driver
  • Alexander M Schindler (b. 1925), American Rabbi, who was President of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations
  • Miriam A. Schindler, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928 [4]
  • Mary J. Schindler, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1948 [4]
  • Ernest A. Schindler, American politician, First Selectman of Vernon, Connecticut, 1947 [4]
  • Charles H. Schindler (1883-1972), American Republican politician, Andrew County Judge, 1941-47; Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Andrew County, 1947-58 [4]
  • Barbara Schindler, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1980 [4]
  • A. F. Schindler, American politician, Mayor of Springville, New York, 1947 [4]
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Ernst Schindler (1922-1941), German Matrose who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]


Suggested Readings for the name Schindler +

  • The Descendants of Christian Sexauer and Caroline Schindler of Baden, Germany, 1806-1980 by Yvonne Spahr Erickson.

  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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