Schuhardt Surname History

The name Schuhardt was born in the beautiful region of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslavakia. 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 Schuhardt 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 Schuhardt was an occupational name for a cobbler. Ancient records reveal the name Schuhardt is derived from the Old German words "schuoch wurhte," and the German "schuowirt," which mean "shoemaker."

Early Origins of the Schuhardt family

The surname Schuhardt was first found in Bohemia, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would shape the course of European history. Chronicles mention Waczlab Schubort in the town Dux in 1390, and Close Schubert in Glatz in 1415. They would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Important Dates for the Schuhardt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schuhardt research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1539, 1583, 1681, 1734, 1787, 1784, 1866, 1878, 1829, 1630, 1676, 1739 and 1791 are included under the topic Early Schuhardt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schuhardt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schubert, Schubart, Schubaert, Schuberdt, Shubert and others.

Early Notables of the Schuhardt family (pre 1700)

During this early period, notable bearers of the name Schuhardt included Willem Schubart von Ehrenberg (ca.1630-1676), a Flemish Baroque painter; and Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart (1739-1791), an organist who published...
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Schuhardt migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schuhardt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Frederick Schuhardt, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1819 [1]
  • Pauline Schuhardt, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
Schuhardt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ernestine Schuhardt, aged 56, who landed in America, in 1909

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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