Silesia is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Schönfeld. In the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Silesia derived its name from the Germanic tribe named the Silingers, who occupied Silesia between the 2nd and the 6th centuries.
Early Origins of the Schönfeld family
Saxony, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in economic, political, and in particular military affairs.
Early History of the Schönfeld family
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Schönfeld Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schoenfeld, Schoenfelder, Schonfelder, Schoenfeldt, Schonfeld and many more.
Early Notables of the Schönfeld family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schönfeld family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Schönfeld Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Schönfeld Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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