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The Schoenherr surname is derived from the Upper German word "schöne," which means "beautiful."

Schoenherr Early Origins



The surname Schoenherr 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.

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Schoenherr Spelling Variations


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Schoenherr 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 Schoenherr include Schoen, Schoene, Schon, Schone, Schoenemann, Shoneman, Schoeneman and many more.

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Schoenherr Early History


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Schoenherr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schoenherr research. Another 288 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1586, 1765, 1773, 1856, 1860, and 1865 are included under the topic Early Schoenherr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schoenherr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schoenherr Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schoenherr 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



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 Ameri ca. 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:

Schoenherr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Oscar Schoenherr, aged 60, who arrived in America, in 1896

Schoenherr Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert Schoenherr, aged 36, who arrived in America from Schoneberg, Germany, in 1908
  • Bruno Schoenherr, aged 34, who arrived in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1911
  • Kate Schoenherr, aged 10, who arrived in America from Erfurt, Germany, in 1922
  • Rich Schoenherr, aged 32, who arrived in America, in 1922
  • Max Schoenherr, aged 44, who arrived in America from Jena, Germany, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schoenherr (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schoenherr (post 1700)



  • Walter Joseph Schoenherr (1920-2007), American bishop of the Catholic Church, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit from 1968 until 1995
  • John Schoenherr (1935-2010), American Hugo Award and Caldecott Award winning illustrator
  • Peter M. Schoenherr, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936
  • Leonard Schoenherr, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1959; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1960 (alternate), 1964

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

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