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The distinguished surname Schroeder emerged in the former German province of East Prussia. The name is derived from the Low German verb "schroden," meaning "cut" or "chop," and was most likely originally borne by a wood-cutter, a tailor, or a transporter of beer and wine (known in North Germany as a Shröder).


The surname Schroeder was first found in the northeastern regions of Germany, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would have prominent effects on the development of European history. The name would later be linked to noble families of great influence, having many distinguished branches, and becoming renowned for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schroeder, Schroder, Schroeter, Schroter, Shrout, Shroter, Shrouter, Schröder, Schöter and many more.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schroeder research. Another 367 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1362, 1557, 1698, 1700, 1723, 1744, 1751, 1759, 1781, 1792, 1802, 1804, 1816, 1860, and 1868 are included under the topic Early Schroeder History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 82 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schroeder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schroeder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hans Schroeder and his wife Aeltje Jans, who came to New York in 1641

Schroeder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrich Schroeder, who arrived in Pennsylvania sometime between 1741 and 1767
  • Joachim Schroeder, who came to Noblestown in 1777
  • Bernhard Schroeder, who landed in New York, NY in 1782
  • Christoph Schroeder, who landed in New York, NY in 1782
  • Tonjies Schroeder, who landed in New York, NY in 1782

Schroeder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Schroeder, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1812
  • T Schroeder, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • John Jacob Schroeder, who arrived in Ohio in 1820
  • G Schroeder, aged 27, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1830
  • E Schroeder, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849

Schroeder Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Simon Schroeder, who landed in Manitoba in 1874

Schroeder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • C.F. Schroeder arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria"

Schroeder Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick H. Schroeder, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874


  • Mr. Charles Schroeder (1881-1914), American Miner from United States who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914
  • John Schroeder (b. 1945), American professional PGA golfer
  • Jay Brian Schroeder (b. 1961), former professional American NFL football quarterback
  • Henry F. Schroeder (1874-1959), American Sergeant in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor
  • Frederick A. Schroeder (1833-1899), American industrialist and politician
  • Alfred William Bill "Rock" Schroeder (b. 1958), American former Major League Baseball player
  • Carly Brook Schroeder (b. 1990), American Young Star Award nominated actress
  • Seaton Schroeder (1849-1922), admiral of the United States Navy, eponym of the destroyer USS Schroeder (DD-501)
  • Oliver Charles Schroeder (b. 1916), American attorney, educator, and mayor
  • Dorsey Schroeder (b. 1953), American racing car driver



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Allein beim Christus den ewigen freiheit
Motto Translation: Christ alone for eternal freedom


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