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Where did the German Sramek family come from? What is the German Sramek family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sramek family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sramek family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Sramek, Scharneck, Schrameck, Schreimeck, Schromeck, Scharemeck and many more.

First found in Austria, where the name Sramek became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sramek research. Another 217 words(16 lines of text) covering the year 1854 is included under the topic Early Sramek History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Sramek Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sramek Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Sramek, who immigrated to Chicago in 1869
  • Joh. Sramek, who arrived in Baltimore in 1874
  • James Sramek, who came to Nebraska in 1892

Sramek Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • Josef Sramek, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1914


  • Peter Sramek, Canadian photographer and artist
  • Frana Sramek (1877-1952), Czech poet and dramatist
  • Jordan Sramek, awarded the 2000 Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship for Performing Musicians, and in 2002, received an Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant for his Medieval music research in Ireland


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  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  11. ...

The Sramek Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sramek 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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