Scheer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Scheer family

The surname Scheer was first found in Austria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this nation a landmark contributor to the development of Europe.

Early History of the Scheer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scheer research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1298, 1816, 1807, 1631, 1712, 1747, 1804, 1795, 1841, 1886, 1815 and 1889 are included under the topic Early Scheer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Scheer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Scherer, Scher, Scherers, Schere, Scherr, Scherrer and many more.

Early Notables of the Scheer family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Scheer were Sebastian Anton Scherer (1631-1712), a German composer and organist of the Baroque era; Barthelemy Scherer (1747-1804), an Austrian general in the French army...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scheer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Scheer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scheer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Samuel Scheer, aged 21, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Johann Michael Scheer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Johann Michael Scheer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1754 with his wife Margretha Mattheis and their 10 children
  • Peter Scheer, who landed in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
  • Hartmann Scheer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1792 [1]
Scheer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anna Katharina Scheer, who arrived in America in 1837 [1]
  • Jacob Scheer, aged 26, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Henrietta Wilh Scheer, aged 29, who landed in America in 1843 [1]
  • Johann Heinrich F Conrad Scheer, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • Johann Heinrich Friedrich C Scheer, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Scheer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Abraham Scheer, aged 0, who landed in America from Bieliny, Galicia, Austria, in 1900
  • Andrus Scheer, aged 4, who immigrated to the United States from Norstrand, Germany, in 1907
  • Anna Scheer, aged 5, who landed in America from Norstrand, Germany, in 1907
  • Abraham Scheer, aged 31, who landed in America from Szetrcosin, Russia, in 1909
  • Abraham Scheer, aged 3, who immigrated to the United States from Drohobycz, Austria, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Scheer (post 1700) +

  • Allen George "Al" Scheer (1888-1959), American Major League Baseball outfielder from 1913 to 1915
  • Edna H. Scheer (1926-2000), American pitcher who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
  • Robert Scheer (b. 1936), American journalist
  • Paul Scheer (b. 1976), American comedian
  • Mary Scheer (b. 1967), American actress
  • Julius Scheer, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Preston County, 1899-1902 [2]
  • James Scheer, American politician, Mayor of Norfolk, Nebraska, 1984-86 [2]
  • Marc Alexander Scheer (b. 1979), German sprinter
  • Jens Scheer (1935-1994), German physicist, professor of nuclear physics at the University of Bremen
  • K. H. Scheer (1928-1991), Germany science fiction writer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Michel Scheer (1919-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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