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Early Origins of the Schere family

The surname Schere 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 Schere family

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Schere Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Schere family

During this period prominent bearers of the name Schere 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, headed Napoleon's army during the Italian campaign in 1795
  • Wilhelm Scherer (1841-1886) an influential scholar and historian of German Literature

United States Schere migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schere Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Schere, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Valentine Schere, aged 19, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
Schere Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Schere, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]

  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) on Facebook