The German state of Silesia
is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Schoenfelder. 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 Schoenfelder family
The surname Schoenfelder 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.
Early History of the Schoenfelder family
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Schoenfelder Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schoenfeld, Schoenfelder, Schonfelder, Schoenfeldt, Schonfeld and many more.
Early Notables of the Schoenfelder family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Schoenfelder 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 Schoenfelder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Schoenfelder family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Schoenfelder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Alfred Schoenfelder, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
Schoenfelder Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Pauline Schoenfelder, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
- K. Schoenfelder, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1922
- Knut Schoenfelder, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922
- William Schoenfelder, aged 23, who emigrated to America, in 1923
- Richard Schoenfelder, aged 30, who landed in America from Bruecksteine, Germany, in 1924
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Contemporary Notables of the name Schoenfelder (post 1700)
- Laska Schoenfelder, American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota public utilities commission; Elected 1994 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Manfred Schönfelder (1912-1983), German Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) in the Waffen-SS during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
- Friedrich Schoenfelder (1916-2011), German actor and voice artist
- Gerd Schönfelder (b. 1970), German sixteen-time gold medalist alpine skier, one of the most decorated in history
- Rainer Schönfelder (b. 1977), Austrian silver and two-time bronze medalist skier, winner of the 2003-2004 men's World Cup slalom title
- Olivier Schoenfelder (b. 1977), French three-time gold, two-time silver and bronze medalist ice dancer