Scherrer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Scherrer family

The surname Scherrer 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 Scherrer family

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Scherrer Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Scherrer family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Scherrer 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...
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Scherrer Ranking

In the United States, the name Scherrer is the 16,009th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Scherrer is ranked the 1,996th most popular surname with an estimated 3,126 people with that name. [2]

United States Scherrer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scherrer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Augustus Scherrer, who settled in Philadelphia in 1730
  • Johannes Scherrer, who arrived in America in 1730 [3]
  • Jacob Scherrer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [3]
  • Jacob Daniel Scherrer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [3]
  • Conrad Scherrer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [3]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Scherrer (post 1700) +

  • Tom Scherrer (b. 1970), American PGA golfer
  • Bill Scherrer (b. 1958), American Major League Baseball player
  • Paul Scherrer, American politician, Workers League Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1992, 1994, 1996 [4]
  • Dan F. Scherrer, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1944 [4]
  • Hélène Scherrer (b. 1950), Canadian politician
  • Eduard Scherrer (1890-1972), Swiss Olympic bobsledder
  • Albert Scherrer (1908-1986), Swiss racing driver
  • Paul Scherrer (1890-1969), Swiss physicist who discovered new applications for X-ray technology

  • Ferdinand Scherrer (1922-1941), German Matrosenobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]

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  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 9) . Retrieved from
  5. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from on Facebook
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