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

Shindler Early Origins



The surname Shindler 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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Shindler Spelling Variations


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Shindler Spelling Variations



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

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Shindler Early History


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Shindler Early History



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

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Shindler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shindler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shindler 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 were:

Shindler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Shindler, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1793

Shindler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Shindler, who arrived in Maryland in 1821
  • Frank Shindler, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
  • J Shindler, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shindler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shindler (post 1700)



  • William B. Shindler, American politician, Mayor of Milwaukie, Oregon, 1903-09
  • Chris Shindler, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 116th District, 2004
  • Nicola Shindler (b. 1968), British television producer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
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    The Shindler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shindler 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 October 2015 at 11:38.

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