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Origin and popularity of the name SCHILD


Schild : 1: German Swiss German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker or painter of shields from Middle High German Middle Dutch schilt ‘shield’. Compare Schield.2: Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schild ‘shield (house) sign’ applied either as an artificial name or as a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by a sign. Compare Rothschild.3: Dutch (Van der Schild): habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by a sign (compare 2 above).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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