Schiller

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Schiller

  1. A German surname​.
    German poet, philosopher, historian and playwright Friedrich Schiller.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German schilher (a person who suffers from strabismus), a byname derived from Middle High German schilhen, schillen (to suffer from strabismus), whence also modern German schielen. In North Germany Schiller might stem from Middle Low German schilder (painter, signboard painter).[1]

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Schiller

  1. A surname​.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosa und Volker Kohlheim, Duden — Lexikon der Familiennamen, Mannheim 2008, ISBN 978-3-411-73111-4; entry Schiller