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Schindler Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Schindler Schintler
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Welcome to the Schindler One Name Study

About the Project

The Schindler Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Schindler name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Schindler name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual team studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (German Schindlers), by time period (18th Century Schindlers), or by topic (Schindler DNA, Schindler Occupations, Schindler Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

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If a team does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Charlotte Shockey for assistance.

Teams / Research Pages

  • Schindler's of Glarus Canton, Switzerland
  • Schindler's of Clausthal, Kingdom of Hanover and Electorate of Hanover to the United States (space to be created)
  • Schindler's of Clausthal, Kingdom of Hanover and Electorate of Hanover to Australia (space to be created)

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Project Leader: Charlotte Shockey
Member: Keith Schindler
Member: Mike Schindler

Schindler One Name Study Goals

The objective of this study is to identify all Schindler cousins, also to sort out the brickwalls and find solutions.

What You Can Do

  1. Work cooperatively together with other Schindler profile managers to create the best Schindler tree possible.
  2. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources to Schindler profiles.
  3. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies for Schindler profiles.
  4. Check for duplicates and request merges.
  5. Contact Sarah to request PPP status for those profiles that meet the criteria for project protection. This will protect them from an incorrect merge.
  6. If you are a male with the Schindler surname or a variant and haven't already, please consider testing your yDNA through the Schindler FamilyTreeDNA Project (link below) so that we can all have a better understanding of our heritage and possibly make new discoveries.

Schindler Brickwalls

Below are either brickwalls or not fully connected to the One Tree.
Name Birth Death
Caroline Isabelle (Schindler) Strout 1925 abt
Kaspar Schindler 1563 - Switzerland 1648 Dec 31 - Switzerland
Helen (Schindler) Meldrum 1889 - MI
Anna Schindler - Schweiz 1608 Apr - Schweiz
Elizabeth Schindler 1505 - Switzerland
Daniel Schindler 1620 - Germany 1665 - Germany
David Schindler 1676 - Germany
Mathias Schindler 1674 - Germany
Barbara Schindler 1672 - Germany
Joseph Schindler 1650 - Germany 1693 May 27 - Germany
Anna Maria Schindler 1686 - Germany 1760 Sep 21 - Germany
Frederick William Schindler 1895 Sep 7 - Utah 1960 Apr 24 - Idaho
Magdelena Schindler 1702 - Switzerland
Fridolin Schindler
Michael Josef Schindler 4 Sep 1954 1993 Feb 11 - California
James Schindler
Leona (Schindler) Alcorn
Adam Schindler
Johannes Schindler 1778 abt 1880 bef
Agnes Schindler 1778 abt 1880 bef
Louise Freida (Schindler) Raschke 1906 Sep 9 - TX 1963 Feb 22 - TX
Laura Mae Schindler 1918 Jun 9 - OH 2001 Aug 8 - FL
Mary (Schindler) Maas 1912 Sep 1 2012 bef
Joseph Schindler 1859 Mar - MI 1910 bef
Adam Schindler 1780 abt 1814 bef - MD
George Schindler 1883 bef - NY
James Schindler
Unknown Schindler 1844 - Czech 1902 - Austria
Gottlieb Schindler 1831 May 28 - Germany 1890 abt - Kentucky
Emil Jakob Schindler 1842 Apr 27 - Austria 1892 Aug 9
Maria Johanna Hulda (Schindler) Kuschke 1901 May 20 - Rustenburg 1937 Apr 18 - Pretoria
George A. Schindler 1913 Jun 12 - MN 1990 Sep 19 - MN
George Albert Schindler 1953 Oct 27 2003 Oct 26
Eduard Schindler 1868 abt

The Schindler Name

Schindler is a German surname that is derived from the German word "schindel" which means "shingle". This suggests that the original bearers of the name were in the roofing business. [1]

Name Variations

Variations and alternate spellings of the name include: Shindler, Schindel, and Schindelle, Shingler, Schintler, Shilder, and others.

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Notable Schindlers

Schindler Place Names

Schindler Businesses, Etc

Schindler DNA Studies

Books Written By Schindler's

The following are books written by Schindler's and descendants that are not of a genealogical matter.

Schindler Resources

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Mostly just looking for opinion based on pre-1700 rules. My main interest is in searching for my Schindler connections in Clausthal. These have no direct link to either the Schindler's or Schintler's of USA or Australia as of yet. My wish is to someday find one ancestor that will link both families together.

Christine SCHINDLER ✶ in Clausthal There is (a) similar person(s) in other OFBs. Fade in! marriages / partnerships children spouse: Henrich WEIDMANN in Freudenberg ⚭ 11/18/1656 in Clausthal Johann Christoffel WEIDMANN ~ October 18, 1657 in Herborn, † August 15, 1658 in Herborn Jürgen Henrich WEIDMANN ~ August 21, 1659 in Herborn Anna Elisabeth WEIDMANN ~ October 20, 1661 in Herborn

parents (born) siblings Father: Henrich SCHINDLER † before 18 Nov. 1656 in Clausthal No siblings found!

posted 23 Dec 2022 by Michael Schindler   [thank Michael]

I'm looking for another opinion as to whether this source is sufficient to create a profile, for what may or may not be an ancestor of mine.

Christoph Schindler from DOB est. b. 1630 in Clausthal .....Married Catarina Krantz around b. abt1632 in Hörbach married November 9, 1652 in Sinn, died † April 27, 1681 in Sinn Sources mentioned, but no url links to actual records Page of source:

The more Schindler names that are entered the more likely that I will find one more generation that links to my family.

posted 23 Dec 2022 by Michael Schindler   [thank Michael]
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Please add the name Schintler in this one name study. The Schindler's who emigrated from Clausthal, Germany landed in Adelaide Australia in the 1850's.
posted by Michael Schindler