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Schau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Schau family


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.

Early History of the Schau family


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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.

Early Notables of the Schau family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Schau family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Schau, aged 36, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • J F Schau, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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.)

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


  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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