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Schleifer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name is derived from the German word "schleifen," meaning "to grind" or "polish," and is almost certainly occupational in origin, meaning that the name came from the profession of its first bearer. Most likely, the name's first bearer was one who polished swords and armor for a living, though it is also possible that he ground diamonds.

Early Origins of the Schleifer family


The surname Schleifer was first found in Germany, where the name Schleifer came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

Early History of the Schleifer family


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Schleifer Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Schleiffer, Schleifer, Schleif, Schleifmann and many more.

Early Notables of the Schleifer family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Schleifer family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schleifer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philipp Schleifer, who landed in New York, NY in 1710-1714 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jacob Schleifer, who arrived in New York in 1715 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Nicholas Schleifer, who landed in New York in 1715 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Schleifer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Heinrich Schleifer, who arrived in America in 1817

Contemporary Notables of the name Schleifer (post 1700)


  • Leonard S Schleifer, American MD, Clinical Professor of Neurology at the Cornell University Medical School

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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