The Schoenfield surname is derived from the Upper German word "schöne," which means "beautiful."
Early Origins of the Schoenfield family
The surname Schoenfield 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 Schoenfield family
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Schoenfield 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 Schoenfield include Schoen, Schoene, Schon, Schone, Schoenemann, Shoneman, Schoeneman and many more.
Early Notables of the Schoenfield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schoenfield family to the New World and Oceana
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: Maria Cathrina Schoen, age 38, a Palatine emigrant who arrived in England
in 1709 with her four children, perhaps on route to America; Georg Schon, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1744.
Contemporary Notables of the name Schoenfield (post 1700)
- Charles J. Schoenfield, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1924 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html