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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.

Schley Early Origins



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


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Schley Spelling Variations



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

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Schley Early History


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Schley Early History



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

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Schley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schley 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:

Schley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Peter Schley, who landed in New York, NY in 1710-1714
  • John Thomas Schley, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Thomas Schley, who arrived in Maryland in 1760

Schley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Karl Schley, who arrived in America in 1853
  • Miss Schley, who landed in Brazil in 1890

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schley (post 1700)



  • William Schley (1786-1858), American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1830; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1833-35; Resigned 1835; Governor of Georgia, 1835-37
  • Mrs. W. L. Schley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1956
  • Reeve Schley (1881-1960), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1936, 1940, 1944; Lend-Lease Administrator in charge of Soviet supplies, 1942
  • Kate Prentice Schley (1885-1970), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1932; Member of Republican National Committee from New Jersey, 1944-49
  • J. M. Schley Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Old Lyme, 1920
  • Gilmer Schley, American politician, Mayor of Frederick, Maryland, 1919-22
  • Buchanan Schley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1888
  • Major-General Julian Larcombe Schley (1880-1965), American Assistant Co-ordinator of Inter-American Affairs (1943-1945)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Schley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schley 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.

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