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Bavaria, one of the oldest and largest of the German states, is the birthplace of the Schräg family. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules. Names derived from occupations were particularly common in this region. Schräg is an occupational surname for person who was associated with the building of cross-legged stands and tables. In its medieval context, the word "schrage" literally meant "crooked" or "crossed," and it may have been given to those whose profession it was to make and sell tables and stands of this description.

Schräg Early Origins



The surname Schräg was first found in Bavaria, where the family rose to prominence early in the mediaeval era. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Egelolf Schrage of Wuerttemberg (c.1273,) Marquard Schrage of Luebeck (c.1347,) and one "Schraeglin" of Esslingen (c.1359).

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Schräg Spelling Variations


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Schräg Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Schräg include Schrage, Schragel, Schrag, Schrager, Schrege, Schregel, Schraegl, Schreg, Schreger, Schraege, Schraegel, Schraeg, Schraeger, Schragl, Schragle, Schregl, Schregle, Schraeglin, Schreglin, Schraegen, Schregen and many more.

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Schräg Early History


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Schräg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schräg research. Another 439 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1777, 1791, 1806, 1797, 1815 and 1874 are included under the topic Early Schräg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schräg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schräg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schräg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Schrägs to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Schräg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Schrag, who came to Pennsylvania in 1766
  • Johannes Schrag, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1766

Schräg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Conrad Schrag, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1839
  • Daniel Schrag, aged 31, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • Franz Schrag, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Froni Schrag, aged 15, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • Jacob Schrag, aged 34, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schräg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schräg (post 1700)



  • Lloyd Schrag (1915-1996), American Republican politician, Turner County Commissioner, 1951-55; Member of South Dakota State Senate, 1959-72
  • Joseph K. Schrag, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 6th District, 1921-22
  • Ariel Schrag (b. 1979), American cartoonist
  • Donald Eugene Schrag (b. 1935), prominent psychologist in Alabama
  • Daniel P Schrag, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Director of the Laboratory for Geochemical Oceanography at Harvard University

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    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schräg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schräg Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 22 October 2015 at 11:26.

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