Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Schrimpf. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known in Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany, provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Schrimpf family.
Early Origins of the Schrimpf family
Prussia and Silesia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of these regions which were settled by many German tribes. They emerged to form alliances with other families within the feudal system.
Early History of the Schrimpf family
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Schrimpf 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 Schrimpf include Schramme, Schram, Schramke (southern Germany) and many more.
Early Notables of the Schrimpf family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schrimpf family to the New World and Oceana
Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Schrimpf were Henrich Schramm, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710; Joerg Jacob Schramm came to Philadelphia in 1753; as did Georg Simon Schramm who came in 1751. Johann Schramm came to Winterhill, Massachusetts in 1777.
Contemporary Notables of the name Schrimpf (post 1700)
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