Coat of Arms

With the coat of arms, the Historical Research Center provided a family history as well. Here is the HRC’s findings as of January 2005:

Although the family history image may be difficult to read, here is the text:

The German family name Schulke is classified as being of nickname origin. Surnames which are derived from a nickname are said to constitute one of the widest and most varied class of family names. This particular category encompasses many different types of origin. The most obvious are those names which are based on a physical characteristics or personal attribute of the initial bearer. In this particular instance, the surname Schuelke is derived from the Middle High German “schulke”, indicating a “a liverly and happy individual”, and ultimately derived from the Slavic “czulty”, meaning “lively, cheerful”. It is also possible that this name is a d iminutive of Schule and a derivative of the Middle Low German “schule”, meaning “hut, hideout”, denoting “one who lived in a hut or near a hideout”. Variants of the surname Schülke include Schulk(e), Schilke and Schule.

One of the earliest references to this name or to a variant is a record of one Carl Ludwig Schulke, son of Christoph Schulke and Maria Elisabeth Lang, was born in Wickerau, East Prussia on April 1st, 1788. Daniel Schulke married Eva Meyern in Bromberg, Posen on January 10th, 1788. Eduard Schülke, son of Michael Schülke and Elisabeth stellner, who was christened in Bromberg, Posen, on May 13, 1821. However, research is of course ongoing and this name may been documented earlier that the dates indicate above. Additional references include Wilhelm Schülke and Eleonore Fredrich were married in Labischin, Posen, on May 20, 1823 and Julius Schulke married Ottilie Frankenstein in Nakel, Posen on November 26th, 1855. Benhard August Schülke, son of August Schülke and Caroline Kuss, was born in Kupermühle, West Prussia, on July 25, 1857.

Beazon of Arms: Or, between two roses in bend gules, stalked and leaved vert, a bend gules charged with three mullets of six points or.
Crest: A man issuing vested per pale gules or collar and cuffs counterchanged in the dexter hand a rose of the arms.
Origin: Germany
Verification of Authenticity affixed by signature of HRC Consultant
13th of January 2005
By Lydia L Vasques
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