The name Shindel was born in the beautiful region of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslavakia. In the Middle Ages, Bohemia was a part of the Holy Roman Empire
, which was characterized by the Feudal
System. Before this era, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Many people, such as the Shindel family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation
as their surname. However, an occupational
name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Shindel was an occupational name for a roofer. The name Shindel is derived from the Old German word "schindel," which means "shingle" or "small pebbles."
Early Origins of the Shindel family
The surname Shindel was first found in Bohemia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the major political changes which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Shindel family
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Shindel Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schindler, Schindlers, Schindel, Schindelin and many more.
Early Notables of the Shindel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shindel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jost Schindler, who came to Philadelphia County in 1734; Conrad Schindler arrived in Philadelphia in 1752; as well as Andreas Schindler in 1754; and Michael Schindel in 1755. Franz Schindle arrived in Texas in 1860.
Contemporary Notables of the name Shindel (post 1700)
- R. Hathaway Shindel, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html