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The German state of Silesia is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Schoenfe. In the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Silesia derived its name from the Germanic tribe named the Silingers, who occupied Silesia between the 2nd and the 6th centuries.

Schoenfe Early Origins



The surname Schoenfe was first found in Saxony, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in economic, political, and in particular military affairs.

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Schoenfe Spelling Variations


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Schoenfe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schoenfeld, Schoenfelder, Schonfelder, Schoenfeldt, Schonfeld and many more.

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Schoenfe Early History


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Schoenfe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schoenfe research. Another 359 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1648, 1594, 1788, 1870, 1609, 1684, 1739 and 1793 are included under the topic Early Schoenfe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schoenfe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schoenfe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Schoenfe at this time were Johann Heinrich Schönfeld (1609-1684), a German Baroque painter; Johann Georg Schoenfelder, pastor of Fischamend, and his brothers Johann Moritz Schoenberger, Doctor of Medicine, and...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schoenfe 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 or some of its variants were: Johan Schonfeldt, who came to Philadelphia in 1733; as did Friedrich Schonfelder in 1737; and Christian Schonfeld in 1733. August Schoenfeld arrived in Philadelphia in 1876.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. 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).
    11. ...

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