Schrage History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Bavaria, one of the oldest and largest of the German states, is the birthplace of the Schrage family. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules. Names derived from occupations were particularly common in this region. Schrage is an occupational surname for person who was associated with the building of cross-legged stands and tables. In its medieval context, the word "schrage" literally meant "crooked" or "crossed," and it may have been given to those whose profession it was to make and sell tables and stands of this description.

Early Origins of the Schrage family

The surname Schrage was first found in Bavaria, where the family rose to prominence early in the mediaeval era. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Egelolf Schrage of Wuerttemberg (c.1273,) Marquard Schrage of Luebeck (c.1347,) and one "Schraeglin" of Esslingen (c.1359).

Early History of the Schrage family

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Schrage Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Schrage include Schrage, Schragel, Schrag, Schrager, Schrege, Schregel, Schraegl, Schreg, Schreger, Schraege, Schraegel, Schraeg, Schraeger, Schragl, Schragle, Schregl, Schregle, Schraeglin, Schreglin, Schraegen, Schregen and many more.

Early Notables of the Schrage family (pre 1700)

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United States Schrage migration to the United States +

European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Schrages to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Schrage Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Johan Schrage, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1693
  • Johan Schrage, who arrived in Delaware in 1693 [1]
Schrage Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gerhard Schrage, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1835 [1]
  • Wilhelmine Schrage, aged 29, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]
  • Wilhelmine Schrage, who settled in New Orleans in 1845
  • Caroline Schrage, aged 29, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Schrage (post 1700) +

  • Elliot J. Schrage (b. 1960), American lawyer and businessman, current Vice President of Communications and Public Policy at Facebook
  • Walter E. Schrage (1884-1941), American Republican politician, Mayor of Whiting, Indiana, 1914-29; Resigned 1929; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1924 [2]
  • Lisa Schrage, Canadian film and television actress

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from on Facebook