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Schly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Schly family


The surname Schly was first found in Austria, where the name Schly 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.

Early History of the Schly family


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Schly Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Schly family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Schly family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gent Schlicht, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1791 and Cristian Schlichting, who arrived there in 1793.

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