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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.

Schlicher Early Origins



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


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Schlicher Spelling Variations



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

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Schlicher Early History


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Schlicher Early History



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

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Schlicher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schlicher Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Schlicher 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:

Schlicher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaretha Schlicher, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710

Schlicher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis Schlicher, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • Valentin Schlicher, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlicher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlicher (post 1700)



  • Ronald Lewis Schlicher (b. 1958), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus, 2005-08
  • John P. Schlicher, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1960

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Schlicher Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. 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. 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).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Schlicher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schlicher 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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