Barbara Schild

22 September 1700–17 August 1772
Brienz, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Barbara

When Barbara Schild was christened on 22 September 1700, in Brienz, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Caspar Schild, was 40 and her mother, Margarethe Staehli, was 36. She married Jacob von Bergen on 5 November 1722, in Brienz, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 17 August 1772, in Oberried am Brienzersee, Bern, Switzerland, at the age of 71.

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Jacob von Bergen
Barbara Schild
Marriage: 5 November 1722
Jacob von Bergen
Catharina von Bergen
Caspar von Bergen
Margreth von Bergen

Spouse and Children

5 November 1722
Brienz, Bern, Switzerland


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

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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Sources (3)

  • Barbara Schilt im Eintrag für Jacob Bergen, „Schweiz, Katholische und Lutherisch Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
  • Barbara Schilt im Eintrag für Jacob, „Schweiz, Katholische und Lutherisch Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
  • Barbara Schilt im Eintrag für Catharina, „Schweiz, Katholische und Lutherisch Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“

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