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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 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 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 Notables (pre 1700)


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Schow Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Fred Severene Schow (b. 1886), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1932 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alma V. Schow, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1947; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Niels Rosing- Schow (b. 1954), Danish composer

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