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Meaning and Origin of: Schuyler

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Dutch : Shield; scholar
  • English : Eternal life; strength; love and beauty
  • Dutch : Shield; scholar

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Dutch : status name for a scholar or school teacher.
  • Schuyler is the name of one of the oldest and wealthiest Dutch families of NY, established there by Philip Pieterse Schuyler from Amsterdam; his marriage is recorded in North America in 1650. He was a merchant and colonial administrator. Four generations later one of his best-known descendants was Philip Schuyler (1733–1804), a member of Congress and a leading figure in the American Revolution; he was in command of the American army at Saratoga before being replaced by Horatio Gates.

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