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Schoenborn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Schoenborn surname is derived from the Upper German word "schöne," which means "beautiful."


Early Origins of the Schoenborn family


The surname Schoenborn was first found in Prussia, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging society. They became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, always elevating their social status and influence by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Schoenborn family


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Schoenborn Spelling Variations


In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Schoenborn include Schoen, Schoene, Schon, Schone, Schoenemann, Shoneman, Schoeneman and many more.

Early Notables of the Schoenborn family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Schoenborn family to the New World and Oceana


Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Schoenborn were

Schoenborn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Schoenborn, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Schoenborn, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Havel" from Bremen, Germany [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX7T-8YZ : 6 December 2014), William Schoenborn, 03 Sep 1896; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Havel, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Schoenborn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sabine Schoenborn, aged 34, originally from Duisburg, who arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Brandenburg" from Bremen, Germany [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFX2-QJX : 6 December 2014), Sabine Schoenborn, 05 Jan 1906; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Brandenburg, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Hugo Schoenborn, aged 30, originally from Duisburg, who arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Brandenburg" from Bremen, Germany [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFX2-QJ6 : 6 December 2014), Hugo Schoenborn, 05 Jan 1906; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Brandenburg, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Schoenborn (post 1700)


  • August Gottlieb Schoenborn (1827-1902), German American architect who helped design the United States Capitol dome

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Citations


  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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX7T-8YZ : 6 December 2014), William Schoenborn, 03 Sep 1896; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Havel, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFX2-QJX : 6 December 2014), Sabine Schoenborn, 05 Jan 1906; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Brandenburg, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFX2-QJ6 : 6 December 2014), Hugo Schoenborn, 05 Jan 1906; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Brandenburg, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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