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The origin of this name is somewhat uncertain; it almost certainly comes from the Old High German word "sleht," but this word has two different meanings. The first is "direct or natural," so the name may have originated as a nickname for someone who was straightforward in his manner. The other meaning is "flat," and there are several areas around Germany named for the word, so the name may have been given to a man from any of these places.

Schlee Early Origins



The surname Schlee was first found in Austria, where the name Schlee became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history, bearers of the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. The origin of this name is somewhat uncertain; it almost certainly comes from the Old High German word "sleht," but this word has two different meanings. The first is "direct or natural," so the name may have originated as a nickname for someone who was straightforward in his manner. The other meaning is "flat," and there are several areas around Germany named for the word, so the name may have been given to a man from any of these places.

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Schlee Spelling Variations


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Schlee Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schlicht, Schlecht, Schlichte, Schlichter, Schlichtmann, Schliche and many more.

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Schlee Early History


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Schlee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schlee research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1387 is included under the topic Early Schlee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schlee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schlee Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Schlee 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:

Schlee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicolaus Schlee, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlee (post 1700)



  • Stanley C. Schlee, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1956; Circuit Judge in Michigan 31st Circuit, 1967
  • John Schlee (1939-2000), American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s
  • Ann Schlee (b. 1934), American-born English novelist, elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1997
  • Charles Schlee (1873-1947), American winner of an Olympic gold medal for cycling at the 1904 games
  • Thomas Daniel Schlee (b. 1957), Austrian composer, arts administrator, and organist
  • Nick Schlee (b. 1931), English landscape painter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Schlee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schlee 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 13 April 2016 at 12:49.

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