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The roots of the distinguished German surname Schau 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.

Schau Early Origins



The surname Schau 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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Schau Spelling Variations


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Schau 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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Schau Early History


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Schau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schau 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 Schau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schau Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Schau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Schau, aged 36, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • J F Schau, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Fritz Schau, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1896

Schau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Christian Schau, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1902
  • Anna Schau, aged 25, who landed in America from Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1913
  • Helga Schau, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1916
  • Erna Schau, aged 20, who landed in America from Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1916
  • Emma Schau, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Wansbeck, Germany, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schau (post 1700)



  • Ryan A. Schau (b. 1975), retired American NFL football offensive lineman
  • Kristopher Hugh Martin Schau (b. 1970), Norwegian musician, TV host, comedian, author and songwriter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schau 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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