Schild Family History
Schild Name Meaning
German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker or painter of shields, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch schilt ‘shield’. 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.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press