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The distinguished family surname Schoenbeck originated in the lands which eventually became the German state of Prussia. This state was known for its majestic landscape, its rapid industrial growth, its military power, and for its contributions to European culture. However, in the medieval era, Prussia was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms, which were established after the fall of the Roman Empire, changed repeatedly. The region that came to be known as Prussia was roughly divided between the territories of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia and East Prussia. The Schoenbeck family emerged in Brandenburg- Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.

Schoenbeck Early Origins



The surname Schoenbeck was first found in the Electorate of Brandenburg, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Schoenbeck Spelling Variations


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Schoenbeck Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Schoenbeck include Schoenbeck, Schoenebeck, Schoenbecke, Schoenebeck, Schonbeck, Schoneck and many more.

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Schoenbeck Early History


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Schoenbeck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schoenbeck research. Another 445 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1282, 1144, 1330, 1500, 1691, 1735 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Schoenbeck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schoenbeck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schoenbeck Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Schoenbeck during this time period were Carl von Schoenebeck, who was the emissary from Brandenburg to the royal court in...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schoenbeck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North Ameri ca. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Schoenbeck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Schoenbeck, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1829
  • John Mathias Schoenbeck, aged 29, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schoenbeck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schoenbeck (post 1700)



  • Lee Schoenbeck, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 2008
  • J. T. Schoenbeck, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 34th District, 1876-77
  • Carl Schoenbeck, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Oconto County, 1938

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    11. ...

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