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Medieval Austria is the ancient homeland of the Schlessinger family. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 B C. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Schlessinger Early Origins



The surname Schlessinger was first found in Silesia, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Schlessinger Spelling Variations


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Schlessinger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schlesinger, Schlessinger, Schlesingen, Schlessingen, Schlessin, Schlessing, Schlesian, Schlesianer, Schlessen, Schlesin and many more.

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Schlessinger Early History


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Schlessinger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schlessinger research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schlessinger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schlessinger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schlessinger Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Schlessinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • L. Schlessinger, who setted in San Francisco in 1861
  • M. Schlessinger, who setted in San Francisco in 1861

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlessinger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlessinger (post 1700)



  • Bert Schlessinger, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1912
  • Arthur Schlessinger, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972
  • Alvin Schlessinger, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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    The Schlessinger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schlessinger 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 09:12.

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