Silesia is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Schoenfelden. 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.
Early Origins of the Schoenfelden family
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.
Early History of the Schoenfelden family
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Schoenfelden Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schoenfeld, Schoenfelder, Schonfelder, Schoenfeldt, Schonfeld and many more.
Early Notables of the Schoenfelden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schoenfelden family to the New World and Oceana
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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