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

Schräger Early Origins



The surname Schräger 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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Schräger Spelling Variations


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Schräger 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 Schräger 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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Schräger Early History


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Schräger Early History



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

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Schräger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schräger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schräger 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



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Schräger or a variant listed above:

Schräger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andreas Schrager emigrated to England and then possibly America in 1709

Schräger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hinda Schrager, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Jessy, in 1892

Schräger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Schrager, aged 6, who landed in America from London, England, in 1906
  • Feiwel Schrager, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Stanislaw, Austria, in 1907
  • Josef Schrager, aged 18, who landed in America from Stanislaw, Austria, in 1907
  • Ernestina Schrager, aged 16, who settled in America from Stanislau, Austria, in 1908
  • Bernhard Schrager, aged 10, who landed in America from Stanislau, Austria, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schräger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schräger (post 1700)



  • James E. Schrager, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Sheldon Schrager (b. 1931), American film producer, best known for producing The Karate Kid, Part III
  • Carol Schrager (b. 1953), American attorney who ran unsuccessfully in 2009 for the Democratic nomination
  • Randy Schrager, American drummer
  • Ian Schrager (b. 1946), American hotelier and real estate developer

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Schräger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schräger 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 26 September 2013 at 13:31.

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