Schriner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Schriner family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Schriner is an occupational name, which was derived from the kind of work done by the original bearer. It is a name for a joiner, specialized carpenter, or cabinetmaker. The name and its many variations come from the Latin word Scrinium which means carpenter or woodworker.

Early Origins of the Schriner family

The surname Schriner was first found in Franconia and Austria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this nation a landmark contributor to the development of Europe.

Early History of the Schriner family

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Schriner Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Schriner include Schreiner, Schreindl, Schryner (mediaeval), Shriner, Schriner, Schreindel, Shrindel and many more.

Early Notables of the Schriner family (pre 1700)

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United States Schriner migration to the United States +

Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Schriner or a variant listed above:

Schriner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Nicolos Schriner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Schriner (post 1700) +

  • Peter Schriner, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 7th District, 1859-60 [2]

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from on Facebook