Early Origins of the Schmidlin family
The surname Schmidlin was first found in the northern provinces that were later to make up Prussia
, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region.
Early History of the Schmidlin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schmidlin research.Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1537, 1564, 1618, 1630, 1648, 1708, 1752, 1764, 1766, 1768, 1787, 1815, 1817, 1837, 1838, 1849, 1853, 1854, 1875, 1876, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Schmidlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Schmidlin Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Schmidlin include Schmidt (northern Germany), Schmid (southern Germany), Schmitz (Rhineland), Schmied, Schmitt, Smith (English) and many more.
Early Notables of the Schmidlin family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Schmidlin during this time period were Bernhard Schmidt (1630-1708), known as "Father Smith", who was a famous organ builder; Georg Philipp Schmidt (1766-1849), known as "Schmidt from Luebeck", who was a physician and Romantic poet; Friederich Wilhelm Schmidt (1764-1838), who was a Prussian pastor and... Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schmidlin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Schmidlin family to the New World and Oceana
played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany
until after the Second World War. Prussia
was divided among the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany
. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany
or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Schmidlin were
Schmidlin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Arnold Schmidlin, who landed in Chile in 1906 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Schmidlin (post 1700)
- Major-General Edward James Carson Schmidlin (b. 1884), Canadian Quartermaster-General, National Defence Headquarters CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Edward Schmidlin. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Schmidlin/Edward_James_Carson/Canada.html