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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.

Schlemmer Early Origins



The surname Schlemmer was first found in Austria, where the name Schlemmer 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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Schlemmer Spelling Variations


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Schlemmer Spelling Variations



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

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Schlemmer Early History


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Schlemmer Early History



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

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Schlemmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schlemmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schlemmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Matthais Schlemmer, who landed in New York in 1709-1710
  • Christian Schlemmer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Conrad Schlemmer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754

Schlemmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Jakob Schlemmer, who arrived in Brazil in 1825
  • Georg Philipp Schlemmer, who landed in America in 1842
  • Emil Schlemmer, aged 23, landed in New York in 1854
  • Andreas Schlemmer, who landed in Texas in 1854
  • Johann Schlemmer, who arrived in Brazil in 1861

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlemmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlemmer (post 1700)



  • Ferdinand Louis Schlemmer (1892-1947), American artist
  • Sebastian Schlemmer (b. 1978), German actor
  • Oskar Schlemmer (1888-1943), German painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer
  • Dipl.-Ing. Johann "Hans" Schlemmer (1893-1973), General der Gebirgstruppe in the Wehrmacht during World War II, commander of LXXV. Armeekorps, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Raymond Schlemmer (1922-1952), French Scout Leader in France

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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    The Schlemmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schlemmer 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 4 May 2016 at 22:41.

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