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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.

Schlichting Early Origins



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


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Schlichting Spelling Variations



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

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Schlichting Early History


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Schlichting Early History



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

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Schlichting Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schlichting 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:

Schlichting Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Cristian Schlichting, who arrived in America in 1793

Schlichting Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H A Schlichting, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Heinr Schlichting, aged 35, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Johann Schlichting, aged 15, arrived in New York, NY in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlichting (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlichting (post 1700)



  • Mary M. Schlichting, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Haslett, Michigan, 1954-65 (acting, 1954-56)
  • George M. V. Schlichting, American politician, First Selectman of Darien, Connecticut, 1917
  • Ferdinand H. Schlichting, American politician, Circuit Judge in Wisconsin 4th Circuit, 1954-56

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. 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).
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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    The Schlichting Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schlichting 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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