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The name Shilling comes from the Rhineland, an ancient region of Germany. In pre-medieval times, the Germans used only one name, but later they were forced by a growing population to adopt hereditary surnames; so as to remain distinct from the many others of the same first name. Local names were often chosen. They originally indicated land ownership, and frequently carried the prefix von, meaning "of" or "from," which is often taken as an indication of aristocratic lineage. Shilling was a name for some one lived in the lower Rhineland region.

Shilling Early Origins



The surname Shilling was first found in the lower Rhine region, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region, mentioned in archives as early as 1194, where the family had its seat in Saxony-Anhalt, in the district of Potsdam. 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 nation.

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Shilling Spelling Variations


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Shilling Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Shilling include Schilling, Schillings, Schillinger and others.

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Shilling Early History


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Shilling Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shilling research. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1194, 1276, 1624, 1637, and 1781 are included under the topic Early Shilling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shilling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shilling Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the name Shilling during this period were Raphael Schilling auf Schillingshof, who began as a royal chamberlain and later became a major general in the Russian army. He was made a count in 1781...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shilling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Shilling were among of the early German families that came to North America:

Shilling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Geo Shilling, who landed in Virginia in 1712
  • Peter Shilling, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Margarite Shilling, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Johan Shilling, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Folse Shilling, who arrived in Mississippi in 1799

Shilling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Shilling, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1830
  • Jacob Shilling, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Christian Shilling, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Matthias Shilling, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Nicholas Shilling, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Shilling Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Shilling, aged 28, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1850
  • Henry Shilling arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shilling (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shilling (post 1700)



  • Jodi Shilling (b. 1979), American actress, best known for her role as Tiffany on the Disney Channel Original Series That's So Raven
  • James Robert Shilling (1914-1986), American Major League Baseball second baseman
  • Capt. Charles Wesley Shilling USN (1901-1994), American physician, leader in the field of undersea and hyperbaric medicine, research, and education, eponym of the Charles W. Shilling Library
  • Marion Shilling (1910-2004), born Marion Schilling, an American film actress of the 1930s
  • Jennifer Shilling (b. 1969), American politician, Member of the Wisconsin Senate from the 32nd district (2011)
  • Carroll Hugh Shilling (1885-1950), American Thoroughbred horse racing Hall of Fame jockey
  • Robert Shilling, American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 24th District, 1970
  • Jennifer Shilling, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2004
  • Harry Shilling, American politician, Mayor of Canton, Ohio, 1912-13
  • Franklin W. Shilling, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois 19th District, 1938
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    11. ...

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