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The Schow surname comes from the Middle High German word "schouwen" meaning "to inspect;" as such, the name is thought to have originally been occupational, for some kind of inspector, perhaps an official of a market.

Schow Early Origins



The surname Schow was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Schow Spelling Variations


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Schow Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schauer, Schauerr, Schaueer, Schauere, Schaueres, Schauers, Schaauer, Schaauers, Schauerrs, Schorr, Schaw, Schor, Schore and many more.

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Schow Early History


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Schow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schow research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1808 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Schow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schow Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Schow 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:

Schow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Schow, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1871
  • Bortel Schow, who arrived in Dallas Co. TX in 1887
  • Louis Nielsen Schow, who arrived in Kansas in 1891

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schow (post 1700)



  • David J. Schow (b. 1955), American Bram Stoker Award winning author of horror novels, short stories, and screenplays
  • Howard C. Schow, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 1st District, 1944
  • Fred Severene Schow (b. 1886), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1932
  • Alma V. Schow, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1947; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956
  • Niels Rosing- Schow (b. 1954), Danish composer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Schow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schow 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 11:26.

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