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The name Shindle 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 Shindle 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 Shindle was an occupational name for a roofer. The name Shindle is derived from the Old German word "schindel," which means "shingle" or "small pebbles."

Shindle Early Origins



The surname Shindle 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.

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Shindle Early History


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Shindle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shindle research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1704, 1795, 1816, and 1864 are included under the topic Early Shindle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shindle Spelling Variations


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Shindle Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schindler, Schindlers, Schindel, Schindelin and many more.

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Shindle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shindle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shindle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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