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Where did the German Schrock family come from? What is the German Schrock family crest and coat of arms? When did the Schrock family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Schrock family history?


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

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.


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.


More information is included under the topic Early Schrock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


  • Richard Royce Schrock (b. 1945), American chemist and Nobel laureate, eponym of Schrock carbene
  • Edward Lee "Ed" Schrock (b. 1941), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 2nd district (2001-2005)
  • Raymond L. Schrock (1892-1950), American screenwriter of 155 films, active 1915 to 1950
  • Jim Schrock, owner of Schrock Airport, Oregon


  • 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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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 10 March 2014 at 18:46.

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