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The roots of the distinguished German surname Schab lie in the former duchy of Swabia. The name is derived from the Middle High German word "schoup," meaning "bundle/wisp of straw." It is likely that the name was initially borne by a miller, or by someone who lived near a mill.

Schab Early Origins



The surname Schab was first found in Baden and Swabia, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. The first known bearer of the name was a knight named Schaub, who lived in Strasbourg in 1293.

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Schab Spelling Variations


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Schab Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schaub, Schob, Schaublin, Schwab, Schabia, Scwab, Schaib, Schaible, Schable and many more.

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Schab Early History


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Schab Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schab research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1758, 1713, 1774, 1797, 1865, 1817 and 1871 are included under the topic Early Schab History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schab Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schab Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schab 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schab Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jb Schab, who arrived in America in 1731

Schab Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Barb Schab, aged 16, arrived in America in 1854
  • Christ Schab, aged 8, arrived in America in 1854
  • Elis Schab, aged 11, landed in America in 1854
  • Gg Schab, aged 19, arrived in America in 1854

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Schab Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schab 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 12 June 2015 at 08:11.

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