The Showman surname comes from the Middle High German word "schouwen" meaning "to inspect;" as such, the name is thought to have originally been
, for some kind of inspector, perhaps an official of a market.
The surname Showman was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
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of this family name include: Schauer, Schauerr, Schaueer, Schauere, Schaueres, Schauers, Schaauer, Schaauers, Schauerrs, Schorr, Schaw, Schor, Schore and many more.