Schrick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Schrick family

The surname Schrick was first found in Austria, where the name Schrick 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 Schrick 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.

Early History of the Schrick family

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Schrick Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Schrick family (pre 1700)

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United States Schrick migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schrick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Paul Schrick, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1651 [1]
  • Maria Verlet Schrick, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1658 [1]
Schrick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joh Ludwick Schrick, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]


  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)


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