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The distinguished German surname Schottel is of three distinct origins. Firstly, the name Schottel is derived from the German "Schottel," meaning "Scotsman." In this instance, the name would have been originally borne by one of the many Scottish immigrants to Germany during the Middle Ages. The name Schottel may also be derived from the Low German word "Schottel," meaning "a floodgate or drain," and would therefore have been initially borne by someone living near a floodgate. Finally, the name may be derived from "Schotte," the name of a town located in Giessen; in this instance, the initial bearer would have been a resident of this town.

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The surname Schottel was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Spelling variations of this family name include: von Schott, Schott, Schotte, Schött, Schötte and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schottel research. Another 337 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1570, 1696, 1682, 1693, 1812, 1822, 1427, 1504, 1608 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Schottel History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schottel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schottel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Michael Schottel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766

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  • Dan H. Schottel, American Republican politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives 12th District; Elected 1998


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The Schottel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schottel 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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