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Saxony, one of the oldest and most beautiful regions of Germany, is the esteemed birthplace of the Schlager 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 Schlager 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.

Schlager Early Origins



The surname Schlager 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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Schlager Spelling Variations


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Schlager Spelling Variations



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

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Schlager Early History


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Schlager Early History



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

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Schlager Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schlager Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Schlager Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Adam Schlager, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Heinrich Schlager, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Elis Schlager, who landed in America in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlager (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlager (post 1700)



  • Raymond L. Schlager, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from 18th Senatorial District, 1961
  • Jacob R. Schlager (d. 1926), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920
  • Werner Schlager (b. 1972), former Austrian world champion table tennis player

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Schlager Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schlager 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 19 October 2015 at 09:11.

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