The Showman surname comes from the Middle High German word "schouwen" meaning "to inspect;" as such, the name is thought to have originally been occupational
, for some kind of inspector, perhaps an official of a market.
Early Origins of the Showman family
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.
Early History of the Showman family
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Showman Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schauer, Schauerr, Schaueer, Schauere, Schaueres, Schauers, Schaauer, Schaauers, Schauerrs, Schorr, Schaw, Schor, Schore and many more.
Early Notables of the Showman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Showman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Showman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Philip Showman, who settled in Philadelphia in 1728
Showman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Showman, who arrived in America in 1833
- Charles Showman, who settled in America in 1837