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Medieval Austria is the ancient homeland of the Shlesian family. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Shlesian Early Origins



The surname Shlesian was first found in Silesia, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Shlesian Spelling Variations


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Shlesian Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schlesinger, Schlessinger, Schlesingen, Schlessingen, Schlessin, Schlessing, Schlesian, Schlesianer, Schlessen, Schlesin and many more.

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Shlesian Early History


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Shlesian Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shlesian research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shlesian History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shlesian Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shlesian Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shlesian 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: Edward Schlesinger, who arrived in Texas in 1848 at the age of 24; Meier Schlesinger came to Philadelphia in 1856; as did Martin Schlesinger in 1861. L. Schlessinger came to San Francisco in 1861.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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    The Shlesian Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shlesian 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 18 March 2013 at 06:36.

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