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The distinguished family surname Schoeneck 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 Schoeneck 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.

Schoeneck Early Origins



The surname Schoeneck 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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Schoeneck Spelling Variations


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Schoeneck Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Schoeneck include Schoenbeck, Schoenebeck, Schoenbecke, Schoenebeck, Schonbeck, Schoneck and many more.

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Schoeneck Early History


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Schoeneck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schoeneck 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 Schoeneck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schoeneck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schoeneck Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Schoeneck 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 Schoeneck 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



The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Schoenecks to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Schoeneck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Jerg Schoeneck, who arrived in America in 1753

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schoeneck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schoeneck (post 1700)



  • Lewis N. "Jumbo" Schoeneck (1862-1930), American Major League Baseball first baseman
  • Edward Schoeneck (1875-1951), American lawyer and politician, Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1915 to 1918
  • Myrtle C. Schoeneck, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1924
  • Edward Schoeneck, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1904-07; Mayor of Syracuse, New York, 1910-11; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1915-18; Defeated, 1910, 1918
  • Charles C. Schoeneck, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 12th District, 1898-99
  • Charles A. Schoeneck Jr., American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1972
  • Charles A. Schoeneck, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Onondaga County 2nd District, 1955-60

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    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    11. ...

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