The distinguished surname Shrock 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).
Early Origins of the Shrock family
The surname Shrock 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.
Early History of the Shrock family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shrock research.Another 230 words (16 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 Shrock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Shrock Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schroeder, Schroder, Schroeter, Schroter, Shrout, Shroter, Shrouter, Schröder, Schöter and many more.
Early Notables of the Shrock family (pre 1700)
Notables bearing the name Shrock of this period include Friedrich Ludwig Schroeder (1744-1816), actor and dramatist, who was manager of the Hamburg theater, Corona Schroeter (1751-1802), a court singer in Weimar who played the leading role opposite to Goethe in one of... Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shrock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Shrock family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Schroeder and his wife Aeltje Jans, who came to New York in 1641; Johann Arnoltt Schrodter, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; Henrich Schroeder, who arrived in Pennsylvania sometime between 1741 and 1767.