Schecter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Schecter family

The surname Schecter was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in West Flanders, a province in Belgium, originally Bruges. Within this province the notable towns are Bruges, the capital city, Ostend, Courtrai, Furnes, Thielt, Ypres and Roulers. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Schecter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schecter research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schecter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schecter Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schaegen, Scheagen, Schaeggen, Schaegenn, Schaegene, Schaegenes, Schaegens, Schaagen and many more.

Early Notables of the Schecter family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Schecter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Schecter migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schecter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Harry Schecter, who settled in Alabama in 1906

Contemporary Notables of the name Schecter (post 1700) +

  • Gordon E. Schecter, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • Sheldon D. Schecter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972 [1]
  • Maurice Schecter (1904-2001), American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives, 1935-40; Member of Missouri State Senate 13th District, 1961-76 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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