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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.

Schonberger Early Origins



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.

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Schonberger Spelling Variations


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Schonberger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schoenburger, Schoenburg, Schoenenburg, Schonburg and many more.

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Schonberger Early History


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Schonberger Early History



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.

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Schonberger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schonberger Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schonberger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Balthasar Schonberger arrived in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Elizabeth Schonberger arrived in Philadelphia in 1785

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schonberger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schonberger (post 1700)



  • Marcia Schonberger, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1977
  • 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

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Schonberger Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. 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).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Schonberger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schonberger 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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