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Where did the German Schonfeld family come from? What is the German Schonfeld family crest and coat of arms? When did the Schonfeld family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Schonfeld family history?The German state of Silesia is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Schonfeld. In the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Silesia derived its name from the Germanic tribe named the Silingers, who occupied Silesia between the 2nd and the 6th centuries.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schoenfeld, Schoenfelder, Schonfelder, Schoenfeldt, Schonfeld and many more.
First found in Saxony, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in economic, political, and in particular military affairs.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schonfeld research. Another 359 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1648, 1594, 1788, 1870, 1609, 1684, 1739 and 1793 are included under the topic Early Schonfeld History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 115 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schonfeld Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Schonfeld Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Schonfeld Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schonfeld Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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