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Where did the German Schrag family come from? What is the German Schrag family crest and coat of arms? When did the Schrag family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Schrag family history?Bavaria, one of the oldest and largest of the German states, is the birthplace of the Schrag family. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules. Names derived from occupations were particularly common in this region. Schrag is an occupational surname for person who was associated with the building of cross-legged stands and tables. In its medieval context, the word "schrage" literally meant "crooked" or "crossed," and it may have been given to those whose profession it was to make and sell tables and stands of this description.
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Schrag include Schrage, Schragel, Schrag, Schrager, Schrege, Schregel, Schraegl, Schreg, Schreger, Schraege, Schraegel, Schraeg, Schraeger, Schragl, Schragle, Schregl, Schregle, Schraeglin, Schreglin, Schraegen, Schregen and many more.
First found in Bavaria, where the family rose to prominence early in the mediaeval era. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Egelolf Schrage of Wuerttemberg (c.1273,) Marquard Schrage of Luebeck (c.1347,) and one "Schraeglin" of Esslingen (c.1359).
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schrag research. Another 290 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1777, 1791, 1797, 1806, 1815, and 1874 are included under the topic Early Schrag History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 26 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schrag Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Schrags to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Schrag Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Schrag Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Schrag Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schrag 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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