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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."

Schindler Early Origins



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.

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Schindler Spelling Variations


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Schindler Spelling Variations



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

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Schindler Early History


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Schindler Early History



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

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Schindler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schindler Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Schindler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jost Schindler, who came to Philadelphia County in 1734
  • Conrad Schindler arrived in Philadelphia in 1752
  • Leonhardt Schindler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Conrad Schindler, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1753
  • George Schindler, who arrived in New York, NY in 1754
  • ... (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
  • Mrs. Karl Schindler, who landed in Brazil in 1846
  • Wenslaus Schindler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • Paul Moritz Schindler, who arrived in America in 1851
  • Rosine Schindler, who landed in New York, NY in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schindler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schindler (post 1700)



  • Rudolf Michael Schindler (1887-1953), Austrian-American architect in Los Angeles
  • Bill Schindler (1909-1952), American racecar driver
  • Miriam A. Schindler, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928
  • Mary J. Schindler, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1948
  • Ernest A. Schindler, American politician, First Selectman of Vernon, Connecticut, 1947
  • 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
  • Barbara Schindler, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1980
  • A. F. Schindler, American politician, Mayor of Springville, New York, 1947
  • Alexander M Schindler (b. 1925), American Rabbi, who was President of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations
  • Rudolph Schindler (1888-1968), German doctor, "father of gastroscopy"
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Schindler


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Suggested Readings for the name Schindler



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Schindler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schindler 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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