Schiller Family History
Schiller Name Meaning
German and Jewish (southern Ashkenazic): dialect variant of Schuler . German: nickname for someone with a squint from an agent derivative of Middle High German schilhen schiln ‘to squint’. Germanized form of Czech Šiller (see Siller ) or Czech and Croatian Šiler (see Siler ) or of their Czech variant Šilar all of German origin. Germanized form of Slovenian Šiler (see Siler ) and also of its cognate Šilar. Compare Shiller .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press