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Scher Early Origins



The surname Scher 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.

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Scher Spelling Variations


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Scher Spelling Variations



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

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Scher Early History


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Scher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scher research. Another 399 words (28 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 Scher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Scher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scher Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Scher 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 Scher 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:

Scher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Michael Scher, who landed in America in 1752
  • Andreas Scher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Johan Georg Scher, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1768

Scher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Scher, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1858
  • Ceje Scher, aged 17, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • Chaje Scher, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1893

Scher Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Abel H Scher, aged 49, who arrived in America from Ponedel, Russia, in 1906
  • Annie Scher, aged 9, who arrived in America from London, in 1906
  • Aron Scher, aged 20, who arrived in America from Memel, Germany, in 1907
  • Anna Scher, aged 19, who arrived in America from Skalofka, Russia, in 1907
  • Abram Scher, aged 45, who arrived in America from Koidawow, Russia, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scher (post 1700)



  • Philip George Scher (1880-1953), American clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Monterey-Fresno (1933-1953)
  • Estelle Scher (1923-2008), birth name of Estelle Scher-Gettleman, an American Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actress, who appeared in film, television, and theatre. She was best known for her role as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls from 1985 to 1992
  • Jeff Scher (b. 1954), American New York-based filmmaker, animator and painter
  • Julia Scher (b. 1954), American artist
  • Paula Scher (b. 1948), American graphic designer, painter and art educator, the first female principal at Pentagram
  • Gregory Alan Scher, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1986
  • David Scher, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 5th District, 1940; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1946
  • Anna Scher MBE, English actress and later journalist who served on the juries at BAFTA, the Sony Awards and the Royal Television Society, eponym of the Anna Scher Theatre, Islington, North London
  • Giovanni Scher (1915-1992), Italian silver medalist rower at the 1932 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Scher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scher 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 9 February 2016 at 08:54.

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