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The German state of Silesia is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Schonfelder. In the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Silesia derived its name from the Germanic tribe named the Silingers, who occupied Silesia between the 2nd and the 6th centuries.

Schonfelder Early Origins



The surname Schonfelder 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 would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in economic, political, and in particular military affairs.

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Schonfelder Spelling Variations


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Schonfelder Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schoenfeld, Schoenfelder, Schonfelder, Schoenfeldt, Schonfeld and many more.

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Schonfelder Early History


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Schonfelder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schonfelder research. Another 359 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1648, 1594, 1788, 1870, 1609, 1684, 1739 and 1793 are included under the topic Early Schonfelder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schonfelder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schonfelder Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Schonfelder at this time were Johann Heinrich Schönfeld (1609-1684), a German Baroque painter; Johann Georg Schoenfelder, pastor of Fischamend, and his brothers Johann Moritz Schoenberger, Doctor of Medicine, and...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schonfelder 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:

Schonfelder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friedrich Schonfelder came to Philadelphia in 1737

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Schonfelder Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    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. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schonfelder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schonfelder 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 29 August 2014 at 18:49.

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