Schoene History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Schoene family

The surname Schoene 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 Schoene family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schoene research. Another 164 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1586, 1765, 1773, 1856, 1860, and 1865 are included under the topic Early Schoene History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schoene 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 Schoene include Schoen, Schoene, Schon, Schone, Schoenemann, Shoneman, Schoeneman and many more.

Early Notables of the Schoene family (pre 1700)

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schoene Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Schoene migration to the United States +

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 America. 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:

Schoene Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Julius Schoene, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Berno Schoene, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Schoene (post 1700) +

  • Albrecht Schoene (b. 1925), prominent German philologist, president of the International Association for Germanic Studies


  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)


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