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

Schoonover Early Origins



The surname Schoonover 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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Schoonover Spelling Variations


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Schoonover Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Schoonover include Schoen, Schoene, Schon, Schone, Schoenemann, Shoneman, Schoeneman and many more.

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Schoonover Early History


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Schoonover Early History



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

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Schoonover Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schoonover Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Schoonover were Maria Cathrina Schoen, age 38, a Palatine emigrant who arrived in England in 1709 with her four children, perhaps on route to America; Georg Schon, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1744.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schoonover (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schoonover (post 1700)



  • T. R. Schoonover, American politician, Delegate to Ohio convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • Randy Schoonover (b. 1953), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1989-93; Member of West Virginia State Senate 11th District, 1993-
  • J. S. Schoonover, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908
  • Frank Schoonover, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1932
  • Charles Henry Schoonover, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 27th District, 1992
  • Brenda Brown Schoonover (b. 1939), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Togo, 1997-2000
  • Albert Schoonover, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, 1913-17
  • Wear Kibler Schoonover (1910-1982), American actor, known for Maybe It's Love (1930)
  • Darrill Schoonover (b. 1985), American professional mixed martial artist
  • Wear Schoonover (1910-1982), American college football player, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1967
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schoonover Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schoonover 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 5 October 2016 at 18:09.

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