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Schreckengost Early Origins



The surname Schreckengost was first found in Austria, where the name Schreckengost 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 Schreckengost 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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Schreckengost Spelling Variations


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Schreckengost Spelling Variations



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

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Schreckengost Early History


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Schreckengost Early History



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

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Schreckengost Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schreckengost 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 or some of its variants were: Nicolaus Schreck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 and Hans Schreck, who came there four years later.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schreckengost (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schreckengost (post 1700)



  • Viktor Schreckengost (1906-2008), American industrial designer, teacher, sculptor, and artist
  • Ossee Freeman Schreckengost (1875-1914), American Major League Baseball catcher and first baseman who played from 1897 to 1908

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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. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
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    The Schreckengost Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schreckengost 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 8 November 2016 at 10:39.

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