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The ancestral home of the Schriver family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Schriver is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a clerk. The name Schriver is derived from the German word "schreiben," which means "to write" and was itself derived from the German word "schriben", and the Old German word "scriban." The Latin word "scribere" also means to write and could be a root word of this distinguished surname.

Schriver Early Origins



The surname Schriver was first found in northern Germany, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later be associated with noble families of great influence, having many distinguished branches, and becoming noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Schriver Spelling Variations


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Schriver 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 Schriver include Schreyber, Schreybers, Schreibers, Shriber, Shreyber and many more.

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Schriver Early History


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Schriver Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schriver research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1758, 1763, 1784, 1791, 1805, 1810, 1839, and 1841 are included under the topic Early Schriver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schriver Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schriver Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schriver 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



Many Germans emigrated across the Atlantic to seek better lives in North Ameri ca. This great migration began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century. Resettlement was particularly attractive to those from Westphalia as a means of escape from poverty and religious persecution. For many Westphalian farmers, the chance to own one's own land was also a major incentive. The process of the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlements centered around Ontario and the Prairie provinces. Among them were:

Schriver Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elias Schriver, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Heneretta Schriver, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Johan Georg Schriver, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Maria Eliza Schriver, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Philip Schriver, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schriver Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Schriver, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1830
  • Valborg Schriver, who landed in Minnesota in 1888

Schriver Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Boltus Schriver U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James Schriver U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schriver (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schriver (post 1700)



  • "Ramblin' Lou" Schriver (1929-2016), American country musician and radio broadcaster
  • Lezlie L. Schriver, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, 2012
  • Lester O. Schriver, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Middlefield; Elected 1918; Member of Connecticut Prohibition Party State Central Committee, 1922
  • Lester D. Schriver, American politician, Representative from Connecticut 2nd District, 1918
  • L. Howard Schriver, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1952
  • Hiram W. Schriver, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Groton; Elected 1926
  • Harry M. Schriver, American politician, Mayor of Rock Island, Illinois, 1911-15, 1919-23

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Schriver Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schriver 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.

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