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Schrock Early Origins



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

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Schrock Spelling Variations


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Schrock Spelling Variations



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

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Schrock Early History


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Schrock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schrock research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schrock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schrock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schrock Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Schrock 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schrock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Jacob Schrock, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schrock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schrock (post 1700)



  • Jim Schrock, owner of Schrock Airport, Oregon
  • Raymond L. Schrock (1892-1950), American screenwriter of 155 films, active 1915 to 1950
  • Edward Lee "Ed" Schrock (b. 1941), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 2nd district (2001-2005)
  • Richard Royce Schrock (b. 1945), American chemist and Nobel laureate, eponym of Schrock carbene
  • M. S. Schrock, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Oregon, 1938
  • Edward L. Schrock (b. 1941), American Republican politician, Stockbroker; Member of Virginia State Senate, 1995-2001; U.S. Representative from Virginia 2nd District, 2001-

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Suggested Readings for the name Schrock


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Suggested Readings for the name Schrock



  • Family History of Joni Miller and his Descendants by Emanuel Jeremiah Miller.
  • The Schrock Family by Thomas S. Reed.
  • The Schrock Family: with First Supplement to the Schrock Family by Thomas S. Reed.

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Schrock Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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    The Schrock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schrock 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 1 July 2016 at 03:42.

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