Scharrer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Scharrer surname comes from the Middle High German word "schouwen" meaning "to inspect;" as such, the name is thought to have originally been occupational, for some kind of inspector, perhaps an official of a market.

Early Origins of the Scharrer family

The surname Scharrer was first found in Baden, 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.

Early History of the Scharrer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scharrer research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1808 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Scharrer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Scharrer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schauer, Schauerr, Schaueer, Schauere, Schaueres, Schauers, Schaauer, Schaauers, Schauerrs, Schorr, Schaw, Schor, Schore and many more.

Early Notables of the Scharrer family (pre 1700)

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United States Scharrer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scharrer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michel Scharrer, who settled in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Adam Scharrer, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Adam Scharrer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
Scharrer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elise Scharrer, who settled in Baltimore in 1850
Scharrer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Bertha Scharrer, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States from Munchen, Germany, in 1907
  • Johann Scharrer, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Wegzcheid, Germany, in 1907
  • Gunther Scharrer, aged 20, who landed in America from Heidenheim, Germany, in 1913
  • Eduard Scharrer, aged 34, who settled in America from Stuttgart, Germany, in 1913
  • Frieda Scharrer, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Muenchen, Germany, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Scharrer migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scharrer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Scharrer, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Scharrer (post 1700) +

  • Berta Vogel Scharrer (1906-1995), German-born, American scientist who pioneered neuroendocrinology
  • Irene Scharrer (1888-1971), English classical pianist
  • Markus Scharrer (b. 1974), Austrian professional association footballer


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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