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Saxony, one of the oldest and most beautiful regions of Germany, is the esteemed birthplace of the Schlabach family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. This happened later in Germany than in most other European countries and surnames were not introduced in the German duchies until after the 12th century. The manner in which Schlabach became a hereditary surname is extremely interesting because it was initially a name of an occupation. Occupational surnames date back to the feudal era. However, under the Feudal System, occupational names did not become hereditary until the offices themselves became hereditary. It was only after an occupation was inherited by several generations in lineal descent, that occupational names came to be applied to entire families, and so became hereditary surnames.

Schlabach Early Origins



The surname Schlabach was first found in the Anhalt region of ancient Saxony, 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 great social and economic evolution which made this territory a major contributor to the political development of the nation. Chronicles first mention Wolbero Slegel of Cologne in 1142, and the knight Herman Slegel of Bavaria in 1309.

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Schlabach Spelling Variations


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Schlabach Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schlegel, Schlegell, Schlegele, Slegel and others.

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Schlabach Early History


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Schlabach Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schlabach research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1719, 1749, 1767, 1821, 1845, and 1868 are included under the topic Early Schlabach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schlabach Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schlabach Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schlabach 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:

Schlabach Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Schlabach, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlabach (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlabach (post 1700)



  • Rudolph M. Schlabach (b. 1890), American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from La Crosse County 1st District, 1939-40; Member of Wisconsin State Senate 32nd District, 1941-52
  • Debra Schlabach, American Republican politician, Chair of Washington County Republican Party, 2011

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. 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. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Schlabach Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schlabach 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 5 September 2016 at 09:05.

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