Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Schreivogel family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Schreivogel is an occupational name, which was derived from the kind of work done by the original bearer. It is a name for a town crier. The name stems from the German word "schrien," meaning "shout," and was also sometimes used as a nickname to indicate a noisy or loud individual.
Early Origins of the Schreivogel family
Bavaria and Bohemia, where members of this family became prominent contributors to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that powerful region, as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the feudal system.
Early History of the Schreivogel family
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Schreivogel Spelling Variations
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 Schreivogel include Schreyern, Schreier, Schreyer, Schryer, Schreiert, Schreijaegg, Schreihans, Schreivogel and many more.
Early Notables of the Schreivogel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schreivogel family to the New World and Oceana
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 Schreivogels to arrive in North America, and among them were: Johan Adam Schreyer arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; while Johannes Schreyer arrived there in 1743. More Schreyers arrived in Philadelphia in 1752; including Adam Leonhart Schreyer, Friederich Schreyer, and Johann Simon Schreyer. J. C. F. Schreyer came to Texas in 1849. Georg Conrad Schreier came to Philadelphia in 1738.
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