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Type Surname (ornamental)
Usage German, Jewish
Other Forms FormsScheidt (German), Shade (Americanized)

Meaning & History

Either a topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary (between two valleys etc.) or crossroads Middle High German scheide, a habitational name from any of various places called Scheidt Scheiden. Or metonymic occupational name from Middle High German scheide German scheide "sheath (of a sword)" for someone who made scabbards.
Added 1/15/2023 by Paradiso36
Edited 12/20/2023 by Paradiso36