Schoch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Schoch family

The surname Schoch was first found in Switzerland, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Literally translated, the word "schoche" or "schock" in its mediaeval context could mean either "hay stack" or "three score old."

Early History of the Schoch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schoch research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1282, 1344, 1508, 1634, and 1690 are included under the topic Early Schoch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schoch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schocken, Schoechle, Schoechlin, Schoch, Schoech, Schochen, Shocken and many more.

Early Notables of the Schoch family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Schoch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Schoch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schoch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joshua Schoch, who settled in Carolina in 1734
  • Georg Christoph Schoch, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1743
  • Georg Christoph Schoch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • John Jac, Schoch Sr., who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • John Jacob, Schoch Jr., who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schoch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Sylvester Schoch, who arrived in America in 1856 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Schoch (post 1700) +

  • Sally Schoch, American artist and painter
  • Tim Schoch (b. 1949), American author of 10 novels
  • Samuel Schoch, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860 [2]
  • Henry B. Schoch, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888 [2]
  • Arnold T. Schoch, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1948 [2]
  • June B. Schoch (d. 2008), New Zealand Internamtional athlete
  • Manuel Schoch (1946-2008), Swiss mystic and spiritual healer
  • Philipp Schoch (b. 1979), Swiss Olympic snowboarder
  • Simon Schoch (b. 1978), Swiss snowboarder

HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Frederick Harold Schoch (1918-1941), Australian Engineer Sub-Lieutenant from Geralton, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and 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, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp


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