The surname Schonberger is a toponymic local
name; it is derived from a feature of the physical geography where the original bearer lived or held land. In this case it is derived from the German words schoene, which means beautiful, and berg, which means hill.
Early Origins of the Schonberger family
The surname Schonberger was first found in Saxony
, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal
society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name, associated with one of the oldest German dynasties, has been traced back to the thirteenth century when they had their ancestral seat at the castle Roth-Schoenberg. They would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Early History of the Schonberger family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schonberger research.Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1615, 1687, 1689, and 1690 are included under the topic Early Schonberger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Schonberger Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schoenburger, Schoenburg, Schoenenburg, Schonburg and many more.
Early Notables of the Schonberger family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Schonberger at this time were the famous Count Friedrich von Schoenberg (1615-1690), also known as "Schomberg", who, among his many tiles, was Count von Mertola... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schonberger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Schonberger family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Schonberger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Balthasar Schonberger, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1732
- Elizabeth Schonberger, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1785
Contemporary Notables of the name Schonberger (post 1700)
- Marcia Schonberger, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1977 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Georg Schönberger (1911-1943), German Obersturmbannführer in the Waffen-SS, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
- Thomas Schönberger (b. 1986), Austrian professional association football player