Schramm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 Schramm. 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 Schramm family.

Early Origins of the Schramm family

The surname Schramm 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.

Early History of the Schramm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schramm research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1808, 1813, 1817, 1841, 1850, and 1893 are included under the topic Early Schramm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schramm 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 Schramm include Schramme, Schram, Schramke (southern Germany) and many more.

Early Notables of the Schramm family (pre 1700)

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United States Schramm migration to the United States +

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 America. 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 Schramm or a variant listed above:

Schramm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henrich Schramm, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710 [1]
  • Jakob Schramm, who landed in America in 1741 [1]
  • Georg Simon Schramm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Georg Simon Schramm who settled in America in 1751
  • Joerg Jacob Schramm, who settled in Philadelphia in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schramm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann Christopher Schramm, who landed in Ohio in 1837 [1]
  • Georg Schramm, who arrived in Iowa in 1840 [1]
  • Johanna Friderike Schramm, aged 36, who landed in America in 1843 [1]
  • Johanne Catharine Leonore Schramm, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846 [1]
  • Johanna Schramm, who settled in Texas in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schramm Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Albert Schramm, who landed in Wisconsin in 1921 [1]
  • William Charles Schramm, who landed in Wisconsin in 1922 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Schramm (post 1700) +

  • Peter W. Schramm (1946-2015), American academic and political scientist, Professor of Political Science at Ashland University
  • Brigadier-General Ned Schramm (1896-1983), American Commanding General 4th Air Force (1947-1948) [2]
  • Oded Schramm (1961-2008), award-winning Israeli-American mathematician
  • David Schramm (b. 1946), American actor
  • David Norman Schramm (1945-1997), American astrophysicist
  • Leonard D. Schramm, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 24th District, 1954 [3]
  • James S. Schramm, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1960 [3]
  • James R. Schramm, American politician, Mayor of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 2000 [3]
  • Jack J. Schramm, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from St. Louis County 7th District; Elected 1964 [3]
  • Edgar Schramm, American politician, U.S. Consul in Montevideo, 1897 [3]
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  • Erwin Schramm (1920-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]

Suggested Readings for the name Schramm +

  • 2222 "Haatvedt-Schram Genealogy" by Eleanor Delong.

  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. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Ned Schramm. Retrieved from
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from on Facebook
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