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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.

Schlichter Early Origins



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


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Schlichter Spelling Variations



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

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Schlichter Early History


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Schlichter Early History



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

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Schlichter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schlichter Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Schlichter 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:

Schlichter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrich Schlichter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • John Schlichter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Baltus Schlichter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Gottlieb Schlichter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772

Schlichter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Schlichter, aged 42, arrived in Missouri in 1848
  • Peter Schlichter, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • Jacob Schlichter, aged 39, arrived in New York, NY in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlichter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlichter (post 1700)



  • Isaac Schlichter, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900

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Schlichter Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. 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).
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    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. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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    The Schlichter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schlichter 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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