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Multiple Origins for the Surname Schram



The German state of Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Schram. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known in Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany, provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Schram family.

Schram Early Origins



The surname Schram was first found in Prussia and Silesia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of these regions which were settled by many German tribes. They emerged to form alliances with other families within the feudal system.

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Schram Spelling Variations


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Schram Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Schram include Schramme, Schram, Schramke (southern Germany) and many more.

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Schram Early History


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Schram Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schram research. Another 304 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1808, 1813, 1817, 1841, 1850, and 1893 are included under the topic Early Schram History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schram Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schram Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schram 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



Since medieval times, the state of Prussia has played an important part in the history of Germany. The state's military powers were historically very strong, and endured until after the Second World War, when the territory was broken up and divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. A spurt of migration followed, with some Prussians going elsewhere in Europe and many others crossing the ocean to North Ameri ca. Most entered the United States through Philadelphia. Some remained there, while more moved on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others traveled to Canada and settled Ontario and the prairie provinces. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Schram or a variant listed above:

Schram Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Schram, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Pieter Schram, who landed in New York in 1709
  • John Henrich Schram, who landed in New York in 1710
  • Jacob Schram, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • John Nicholas Schram, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schram Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lawrence Schram, who landed in Mississippi in 1841
  • Chr Frederic Schram, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1848
  • Conrad Schram, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • J. Schram came to San Francisco in 1852
  • C. Schram came to Texas in 1859
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schram Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Agnesa Schram, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Baltzer Schram, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Chatherina Schram, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • George Schram, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Johannes Schram, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schram (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schram (post 1700)



  • Jacob Schram, American founder and original owner of Schramsberg Vineyards, a winery in Napa Valley, California
  • Jessica "Jessy" Schram (b. 1986), American actress, bets known for her roles as Hannah Griffith in Veronica Mars, Rachel Seybolt in Life, Karen in Falling Skies and Cinderella/Ashley Boyd in Once Upon a Time
  • Elizabeth Natalie "Bitty" Schram (b. 1968), American actress, best known for her role as Sharona Fleming in the television series Monk
  • Frederick Robert Schram (b. 1943), American paleontologist and carcinologist
  • William J. Schram, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Charlevoix District, 1938, 1940
  • Joyce Schram, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Nebraska, 1996
  • John C. Schram, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1908
  • Harlin L. Schram, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1964
  • Edgar Schram, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1888
  • Dominic Schram (1722-1797), German Benedictine theologian and canonist
  • ... (Another 4 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. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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    The Schram Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schram 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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