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The surname Shelling is a Westphalian-German nickname
. Such surnames were very common in Westphalia
. They were adapted from traditional eke-names, or added names, that described physical characteristics of their bearers. Shelling is a hereditary surname for a person who was either wild or clamorous. The name was originally derived from the German word "schel," which means "noisy" or "loud."
Early Origins of the Shelling family
The surname Shelling was first found in Westphalia
, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century on the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the German nation. As early as 1526 they had their seat at the manor Schellenberg near Essen.
Early History of the Shelling family
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Shelling Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Shelling include Schell, Schelle, Schelling, Scheller and others.
Early Notables of the Shelling family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the name Shelling were Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (ca. 1620-1680), an Austrian
composer and violinist ;Johann Schelle (1648-1701), a German Baroque composer; Friedrich Wilhelm von Schelling (1775-1854, ennobled in... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shelling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Shelling family to the New World and Oceana
Many Germans emigrated across the Atlantic to seek better lives in North America. This great migration began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century. Resettlement was particularly attractive to those from Westphalia
as a means of escape from poverty and religious persecution. For many Westphalian
farmers, the chance to own one's own land was also a major incentive. The process of the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany
settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlements centered around Ontario and the Prairie provinces. Among them:
Shelling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Baltzer Shelling, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 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)
Shelling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Johann Shelling, aged 15, who landed in America, in 1892
- Maria Shelling, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1893
- Alfred Shelling, aged 23, who emigrated to America, in 1895
Shelling Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- William Shelling, aged 22, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1905
- Edward. Shelling, aged 56, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1906
- Ernest Henri Shelling, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
- Lucie How Shelling, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1907
- Anna Shelling, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Manisons, Germany, in 1907
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