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

Schlatter Early Origins



The surname Schlatter 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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Schlatter Spelling Variations


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Schlatter Spelling Variations



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

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Schlatter Early History


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Schlatter Early History



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

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Schlatter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schlatter Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Schlatter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Schlatter, who arrived in America in 1723
  • Michael Schlatter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Michel Schlatter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Josef Schlatter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Joseph Schlatter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schlatter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Schlatter, who arrived in Indiana in 1852
  • Dorothea Schlatter, aged 24, landed in New York in 1854
  • Johann Jakob Schlatter, who arrived in New York, NY in 1870

Schlatter Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Rosina Schlatter, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1751

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlatter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlatter (post 1700)




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schlatter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schlatter 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 26 March 2014 at 13:54.

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