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

Schon Early Origins



The surname Schon 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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Schon Spelling Variations


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Schon Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Schon include Schoen, Schoene, Schon, Schone, Schoenemann, Shoneman, Schoeneman and many more.

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Schon Early History


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Schon Early History



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

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Schon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Schons to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Schon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Schon, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • Georg Schon, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744

Schon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Schon, aged 38, arrived in America in 1841
  • Karl Friedrich Schon, aged 34, arrived in America in 1844
  • Karl Schon, aged 24, landed in New Orleans, La in 1847
  • Daniel Schon, who arrived in America in 1849
  • Georg Phil Schon, who landed in America in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schon (post 1700)



  • Francis E. Schon, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 30th District, 1950
  • Donald Schon (1930-1997), U.S. thinker
  • Neal Schon (b. 1954), American rock guitarist
  • Jan Hendrik Schon (b. 1970), German physicist
  • Helmut Schon (1915-1996), German footballer
  • Baron Frank Schon (b. 1912), born in Vienna and went on to become a leading British industrialist
  • Jonas Schon (b. 1969), Swedish ice speed skater
  • Ebbe Schon (b. 1929), Swedish writer, literary historian and folklorist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. 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).
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

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