Caspar Schild

20 November 1659–13 October 1750 (Age 90)
Gsteig bei Interlaken, Gsteigwiler, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Caspar

When Caspar Schild was born on 20 November 1659, in Gsteig bei Interlaken, Gsteigwiler, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Kaspar Housel, was 24 and his mother, Elsbeth Frutiger, was 18. He married Margarethe Staehli on 5 November 1680, in Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 13 October 1750, in Interlaken, Bern, Switzerland, at the age of 90.

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Caspar Schild
Margarethe Staehli
Marriage: 5 November 1680
Jakob Schilt
Elsbeth Schilt
Hans Schilt
Peter Schilt
Barbara Schild
Caspar Henrich Schild

Spouse and Children

5 November 1680
Bern, Switzerland


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Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker or painter of shields, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch schilt ‘shield’.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schild ‘shield’, ‘(house) sign’, applied either as an ornamental name or as a habitational name for someone who lived in a house distinguished by a sign. Compare Rothschild and Schwarzschild.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Caspar Schilt in entry for Caspar Schilt, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

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