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Bavaria, one of the oldest and largest of the German states, is the birthplace of the Schräge family. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules. Names derived from occupations were particularly common in this region. Schräge 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.

Schräge Early Origins



The surname Schräge 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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Schräge Spelling Variations


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Schräge 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 Schräge 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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Schräge Early History


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Schräge Early History



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

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Schräge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schräge Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schräge 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 Schräges to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Schräge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Johan Schrage, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1693
  • Johan Schrage, who arrived in Delaware in 1693

Schräge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gerhard Schrage, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1835
  • Wilhelmine Schrage, aged 29, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • Wilhelmine Schrage settled in New Orleans in 1845
  • Caroline Schrage, aged 29, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schräge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schräge (post 1700)



  • Elliot J. Schrage (b. 1960), American lawyer and businessman, current Vice President of Communications and Public Policy at Facebook
  • Walter E. Schrage (1884-1941), American Republican politician, Mayor of Whiting, Indiana, 1914-29; Resigned 1929; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1924
  • Lisa Schrage, Canadian film and television actress

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Schräge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schräge 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.

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