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The origin of the proud surname Schoeman can be traced to the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslovakia. In the Middle Ages, many of the Bohemian were a part of the Holy Roman Empire, which was characterized by the Feudal System. Before this era, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Many people, such as the Schoeman family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Schoeman was an occupational name for a cobbler. The name Schoeman is derived from the Old German words "schuoch" and the suffix "mann," which means shoe maker.

Schoeman Early Origins



The surname Schoeman was first found in the eastern regions of Saxony and Bohemia, where the family was established in ancient times.

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Schoeman Spelling Variations


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Schoeman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schumann, Schuman, Schuhman, Schuhmann, Schuhermann, Schumacher, Shuhmacher, Schomann (northern Germany), Schomacher (northern Germany), Schomaker (northern Germany) and many more.

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Schoeman Early History


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Schoeman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schoeman research. Another 266 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1299, 1474, 1782, 1790, 1810, and 1856 are included under the topic Early Schoeman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schoeman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schoeman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schoeman 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:

Schoeman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James K. Schoeman, aged 56, who emigrated to the United States from Audtshoorn, S. Africa, in 1908
  • Mrs. James Schoeman, aged 46, who landed in America from Audtshoorn, S. Africa, in 1908
  • Betti Schoeman, aged 22, who settled in America from Ziltingen, Germany, in 1914
  • Robert E. Schoeman, aged 45, who emigrated to America, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schoeman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schoeman (post 1700)



  • Albert W. Schoeman, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000
  • Frank Schoeman (b. 1975), South African former footballer
  • Commandant-General Stephanus Schoeman (1810-1890), State President of the South African Republic (1860 to 1862)
  • Karel Schoeman (b. 1939), South African novelist, historian, translator and man of letters
  • Roland Mark Schoeman (b. 1980), South African eight-time gold medalist swimmer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Schoeman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schoeman 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 17 September 2016 at 11:19.

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