Elisabeth Schild

Brief Life History of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Schild was born on 26 March 1851, in Brienz, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Ulrich Schild, was 27 and her mother, Elisabeth Amacher, was 26.

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Ulrich Schild
Elisabeth Amacher
Elisabeth Schild
Ulrich Schild

Sources (1)

  • Elisabeth Schild, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

World Events (5)


Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.


Switzerland organizes Red Cross units during World War I.


Treaty of Versailles reaffirms Swiss neutrality.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Fritz, Kurt, Manfred, Johannes, Otto, Ewald, Gerda, Hans, Helmuth, Ilse.

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 .

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

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