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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Schreur family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Schreur 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.

Schreur Early Origins



The surname Schreur was first found in the southern regions of 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.

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Schreur Spelling Variations


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Schreur 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 Schreur include Schreyern, Schreier, Schreyer, Schryer, Schreiert, Schreijaegg, Schreihans, Schreivogel and many more.

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Schreur Early History


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Schreur Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schreur research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1701, 1705, 1728, 1760, 1768, 1828, 1832, and 1899 are included under the topic Early Schreur History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schreur Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schreur Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Schreur in this period include Adolf Schreyer (1828-1899), who was a German painter especially esteemed as a painter of horses, of peasant life...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schreur 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



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 Schreurs to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Schreur Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dirk J Schreur, aged 5, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • J H Schreur, aged 34, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • huma Gierta Schreur, aged 33, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Janna H Schreur, aged 2, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Pauline Schreur, aged 1, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schreur (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schreur (post 1700)



  • Allen Schreur, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Cheboygan District, 1933

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    11. ...

    The Schreur Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schreur 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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