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The origin of the proud surname Schomaker can be traced to the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslovakia. In the Middle Ages, many of the Bohemian were a part of the Holy Roman Empire, which was characterized by the Feudal System. Before this era, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Many people, such as the Schomaker family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Schomaker was an occupational name for a cobbler. The name Schomaker is derived from the Old German words "schuoch" and the suffix "mann," which means shoe maker.

Schomaker Early Origins



The surname Schomaker was first found in the eastern regions of Saxony and Bohemia, where the family was established in ancient times.

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Schomaker Spelling Variations


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Schomaker Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schumann, Schuman, Schuhman, Schuhmann, Schuhermann, Schumacher, Shuhmacher, Schomann (northern Germany), Schomacher (northern Germany), Schomaker (northern Germany) and many more.

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Schomaker Early History


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Schomaker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schomaker research. Another 266 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1299, 1474, 1782, 1790, 1810, and 1856 are included under the topic Early Schomaker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schomaker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schomaker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schomaker 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 were:

Schomaker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gertrudis Schomaker, who arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1841
  • Joh Hem. Schomaker, who arrived in America in 1847
  • Susanne Schomaker, aged 19, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Herman Schomaker, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schomaker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schomaker (post 1700)



  • Werner N. Schomaker, American politician, Mayor of Marinette, Wisconsin; Elected 1922
  • Della M. Schomaker, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Butler County, 1960

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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    The Schomaker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schomaker 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 October 2015 at 11:23.

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