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Type Surname (from nickname, from location & ornamental)
Pronounced Pron. SHIL-ing(English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsSchillinger, Schillig, Shilling, Shillings, Schelling, Schillings, Skilling, Slinger, Schlinger, Van Der Schelling, Schellings, Shelling, Schellinck

Meaning & History

Nickname for a serf who had paid his rent or fee to his lord for his freedom, derived from Middle High German schillinc, Middle Low German schillink and German schilling meaning "shilling". It could also be a habitational name derived from Schillingen, a municipality in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. As a Jewish surname it is ornamental. A famous bearer is American actress Taylor Schilling (1984-).
Added 7/28/2022 by General9696
Edited 10/17/2023 by General9696