Schild Family History
Schild Name Meaning
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 . 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 . Dutch (Van der Schild): habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by a sign (compare 2 above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022