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Where did the German Schuman family come from? When did the Schuman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Schuman family history?The origin of the proud surname Schuman can be traced to the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslovakia. In the Middle Ages, many of the Bohemian were a part of the Holy Roman Empire, which was characterized by the Feudal System. Before this era, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Many people, such as the Schuman family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Schuman was an occupational name for a cobbler. The name Schuman is derived from the Old German words "schuoch" and the suffix "mann," which means shoe maker.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schumann, Schuman, Schuhman, Schuhmann, Schuhermann, Schumacher, Shuhmacher, Schomann (northern Germany), Schomacher (northern Germany), Schomaker (northern Germany) and many more.
First found in the eastern regions of Saxony and Bohemia, where the family was established in ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schuman research. Another 266 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1299, 1474, 1782, 1790, 1810, and 1856 are included under the topic Early Schuman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 28 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schuman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Schuman Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- Arnold Schuman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
- Johan Peter Schuman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
- Johannes Schuman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
- Philip Schuman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
- Rudolph Schuman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764
Schuman Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- Bernharde Schuman, aged 4, landed in New York, NY in 1848
- Sebastian Schuman, aged 3, landed in New York, NY in 1848
- Victoria Schuman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848
- Joseph Martin Schuman, aged 34, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
- Gertrude Schuman, aged 33, landed in New York, NY in 1848
- William Howard Schuman (1910-1992), American composer and administrator, was president of the Juilliard School of Music (1945-1951) and was awarded a special citation in 2008 by the Pulitzer Prize board
- Melissa Schuman (b. 1984), American singer and actress
- Tom Schuman (b. 1958), American jazz keyboardist
- Michael Schuman (b. 1968), American author and journalist
- Robert Schuman (1886-1963), French statesman, twice Prime Minister of France
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