What Is In a Name? Schlick

This past week I was at the Wheaton (Illinois) Public Library poking into their genealogy print collection. At one time the Wheaton Library was known as having one of the best genealogical collections of any public library in the Chicagoland area. They have a locked bookcase on the second floor in the collection with many local DuPage County history books.

One book I pulled off the shelves was Dictionary of German Names by Hans Bahlow, Henry Geitz, Translator and Editor. (Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993). Here is the entry for the Schlick Family name and definitions.

Schlick (freg. in Hbg), also Schlicks, Schlickmann: LGer. schlick = ‘mud’, cf. pl.us. Schlickum, Schlicken, Schlickeilde, Schlickau, loc.n. Schlickriede . Schlickenrieder is UGer. (ried ‘swampy area’). But MHG slic (Schlick) means a person who is intemperate in eating or drinking, from slicken ‘ to gorge, guzzle, or swallow’ (“ir sit ein slit under slunthart”); cf. the sentence names Schlickenbrei, Schlicksupp, Schlicksbier, Schlickespise (Bruchsai 1295). Schlickenpraten (Budweis 1386), Heinrich Schlick (Eger 1394), progenitor of the noble family Schlick (count).

About Schlick Daleiden Families - DuPage and Kane Counties of Illinois

Kevin Davis is a retired Public Library Director. He is a Board member of the Winfield (IL) Historical Society. Davis has over 35 years experience working in public libraries. He is deeply interested in local Chicagoland, Dupage, and Kane County History. Davis earned a BA in History and an MA in Library Science from Dominican University. He is a volunteer researcher for the St. James Farm Forest Preserve part of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County in Illinois. His work includes extensive writing and research on the McCormick family line who were former owners of St. James Farm. He is an avid family historian / genealogist and has done extensive research on the Schlicks and Daleidens of DuPage and Kane County Illinois.
This entry was posted in Schlicks, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.