I've been searching for a while but can't find any list of all family names (but current and historic) containing the element Schild/Schilt, either as a prefix or a suffix.

It's not even mentioned as a prefix or a suffix in this Wikipedia article, and another Wikipedia site only gives Schild as a prefix but isn't limited to family names, here.

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    The question you should be asking is "Where can I find a list of all names?". Once you have the list it'll be easy to filter out the ones you want. That's assuming such a list exists
    – PiedPiper
    May 31, 2019 at 19:15
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    Schild in family names usually means buckler and this is a common heraldic item. So you pretty sure will find it in any combination. → Such a list cannot be exhaustive.
    – Janka
    May 31, 2019 at 19:41
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is not a question about German language. It is a question about search techniques. Jun 1, 2019 at 5:31
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    I agree with PiedPiper that this is about finding a list of all family names. Just wanted to add that you should specify, whether you are looking for family names that a currently in use, or if you also want to find extinct family names.
    – Arsak
    Jun 1, 2019 at 7:03
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    Schild is far more common, "Schilt" looks like some archaised version to me.
    – peterh
    Jun 1, 2019 at 11:32

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This is not possible with any word you choose, not only Schild or Schilt, because you can create potentially infinite compositions. These are only two examples with Schild, one in each direction:

  • Schildkröte → Schildkrötenfutter → Schildkrötenfutterverkauf → Schildkrötenfutterverkaufsangebot → ...
  • Verkehrsschild → Straßenverkehrsschild → Landstraßenverkehrsschild → ...
  • Oh, now I notice that you might really only want family names, not names in the sense of terms for things. May 31, 2019 at 19:18
  • Sorry, I thought I'd specified that in my question. I've corrected that mistake.
    – Johan88
    Jun 1, 2019 at 4:53

Maybe this page will help you: Deutsche Nachnamen

  • Can you use that to look for name endings though?
    – sgf
    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:09
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    Yes you can. If you eg. search for "bach" are all possible names that end in Bach Jul 9, 2019 at 11:32
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    You can also buy and download one of the files on this homepage and search in a text editor with Regex or code your own script. datendieter.de/item/Liste_deutscher_Nachnamen Jul 9, 2019 at 11:38
  • Thank you very much Mr Walzenbach. Awesome name you have. Elsewhere on the web I made queries about the Wittlesbach
    – Johan88
    Jul 9, 2019 at 12:31
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    With "shield" you get on this page really only 10 results. The other homepage would have a larger DB but also costs something ... Sorry. I still searched but found no other useful page. Jul 10, 2019 at 5:30

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