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Schreck Early Origins



The surname Schreck was first found in Austria, where the name Schreck became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In later years, bearers of the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. The name Schreck comes from the Middle High German word "schrecken," which means "to leap" or "spring," though it carries the connotation of jumping due to being startled or frightened. Like many surnames, the name probably began as a nickname; perhaps the original bearer of the name was talented at leaping or perhaps he was timid and easily startled or frightened. The nickname stuck, and eventually the person took it as his surname.

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Schreck Spelling Variations


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Schreck Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schreck, Schrock, Schrockhaas and others.

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Schreck Early History


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Schreck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schreck research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schreck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schreck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schreck 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:

Schreck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Catharina Schreck, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Nicolaus Schreck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Nicolaus Schreck, who landed in America in 1750
  • Nicklas Schreck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Adam Schreck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schreck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinr Moritz Schreck, who landed in America in 1814-1820
  • Carl Schreck, who came to Jamaica in 1834
  • Caroline Schreck, who arrived in Jamaica in 1834
  • Catharina Margaretha Schreck, who arrived in New York, NY in 1843
  • Catharina Schreck, who arrived in New York, NY in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schreck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schreck (post 1700)



  • R. G. Schreck, American Republican politician, Chair of Iosco County Republican Party, 1950
  • Stephan Schreck, German professional road bicycle racer
  • Max Schreck (1879-1936), German actor
  • David Schreck, Canadian politician with the New Democratic Party (NDP)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Schreck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schreck 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 11:29.

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