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The illustrious surname Schobert finds its origin in the rocky, sea swept coastal area of southwestern England known as Cornwall. Although surnames were fairly widespread in medieval England, people were originally known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted is extremely interesting. As populations grew, people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Under the Feudal System of government, surnames evolved and they often reflected life on the manor and in the field. Lords and their tenants often became known by the name of the feudal territory they owned or lived on. Unlike most Celtic peoples, who favored patronymic names, the Cornish predominantly used local surnames. This was due to the heavy political and cultural influence of the English upon the Cornish People at the time that surnames first came into use. Local surnames were derived from where a person lived, held land, or was born. While many Cornish surnames of this sort appear to be topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees, many are actually habitation surnames derived from lost or unrecorded place names. The name Schobert is a local type of surname and the Schobert family lived in Cornwall. Their name however, is derived from the village of Scoville, Normandy, where the family lived before arriving with the Norman Conquest in the 11th century.

Schobert Early Origins



The surname Schobert was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of St. Austell and also having branches at Mavaggissey, Polrudden, Tregonnan and Menagwins. Another reference claims this name in old Cornish language signifies broom-plant. "The family have flourished for a long series of generations, in knightly and gentle degree, in that part of England." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The first one record was Thomas de Scobbahull, Sheriff of Devon in 1291.

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Schobert Spelling Variations


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Schobert Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Scobell, Scobel, Schobell, Schobel, Scobahull, Scobbahull, Scobhull, Scobhill, Scoble, Scobal and many more.

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Schobert Early History


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Schobert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schobert research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1291, 1610 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Schobert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schobert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schobert Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schobert 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



An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Schobert:

Schobert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christ Schobert, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • John Schobert, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Johanna Schobert, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Friederike Schobert, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Adam Schobert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1874

Schobert Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ferencz Schobert, aged 16, who settled in America from O. Fulak, Hungary, in 1906
  • Michael Schobert, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Aich, Germany, in 1907
  • Antal Schobert, aged 18, who landed in America from Ofutak, Hungary, in 1907
  • Franz Schobert, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Ramberg, Austria, in 1909
  • Johann Schobert, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Helmbrechts, Germany, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schobert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schobert (post 1700)



  • William J. Schobert, American aviation electrician, eponym of the Antarctic Schobert Nunatak
  • Laurent Schobert, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Eugen Siegfried Erich Ritter von Schobert (1883-1941), German general who served in World War I and World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and the Military Order of Max Joseph, Knight's Cross
  • Johann Schobert (1720-1767), Austrian composer and harpsichordist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Schobert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schobert 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.

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