Type Surname (from nickname)
Other Forms FormsHauschild
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Contributor Contrib.Lisa Howdyshell on 10/3/2012
Americanized (i.e., Anglicized) form of the Swiss German Haudenschild, which originated as a nickname for a ferocious soldier, literally meaning "hack the shield" from Middle High German houwen "to chop or hack" (imperative houw) combined with den (accusative form of the definite article) and schilt "shield".