Schimmel Family History
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Schimmel Name Meaning
German and Dutch: nickname for a man with gray or white hair, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch schimel, a term used to denote both mildew and a white horse. Old High German forms are not found, and the semantic development is not entirely clear. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schimmel ‘mildew’, imposed by a non-Jewish government official. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the personal name Shimon (see Simon).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press