Schommer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Schommer family

The surname Schommer was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. Frederick Schomberg accompanied William III to England in 1688 and ultimately created the Duke of Schomnberg there. [1]

Early History of the Schommer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schommer research. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1615, 1690, 1615, 1582, 1616, 1689, 1645, 1693, 1693, 1641, 1719, 1690 and 1761 are included under the topic Early Schommer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schommer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schomburg, Schomberg, Schomar, Schonerg, Schonberg, Schombergh, Scombergh, Von Schomberg and many more.

Early Notables of the Schommer family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Schommer in this period include Frederick Herman Schomberg, Duke of Schomberg (1615-1690), born at Heidelberg towards the end of December 1615, was only son of Hans Meinhard von Schönberg (1582-1616.) "The castle of Schönberg, of which the picturesque and extensive ruins, situated on the left bank of the Rhine, above Oberwesel, still attract attention, was finally dismantled by the French in 1689." [2] Charles Schomberg, 2nd Duke of Schomberg (1645-1693), was a Brandenburg-born, general...
Another 77 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schommer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Schommer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schommer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Schommer, who landed in New York in 1709 [3]
Schommer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jakob Schommer, who arrived in North America in 1843

Contemporary Notables of the name Schommer (post 1700) +

  • Joseph Schommer, American actor, known for Square (2011), Ten Benny (1995) and Reunion 108 (2013)
  • David Schommer, American composer, known for Accepted (2006), Into the Blue (2005) and Harvard Man (2001)
  • Jack Schommer, American producer and actor, known for The Longest Day of the Century (1994), Oh Sheila (2014) and The Actor (2013)
  • Dan Schommer, alias "Dangerous Dan," American retired super middleweight professional boxer from Minnesota; active in the 1990s, he had an amateur boxing record of 95-9, and was a six-time winner of the Upper Midwest Golden Gloves, inducted into the Minnesota Boxing Hall of Fame in October 2013
  • Craig Schommer (1966-1988), American cyclist at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Robert A. Schommer (1946-2001), American observational astronomer, professor at Rutgers University and later a project scientist for the U.S. office of the Gemini Observatory Project at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile
  • Nicholas James "Nick" Schommer (b. 1986), American professional football player in the NFL; he played for the Tennessee Titans (2009–2010)
  • John J. Schommer (1884-1960), American multi-sport athlete in the 1900s, National player of the year (1909), four-time Consensus All-American (1906-1909), inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as player and the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006
  • García Alberto Schommer (1928-2015), Spanish writer from Vitoria, Gasteiz, Spain, known for Máquina más hombre igual comunicación (1969) and Miradas 2 (2004)
  • Alberto Schommer García (1928-2015), Spanish photographer


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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