Schroeder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Schroeder emerged in the former German province of East Prussia. The name is derived from the Low German verb "schroden," meaning "cut" or "chop," and was most likely originally borne by a wood-cutter, a tailor, or a transporter of beer and wine (known in North Germany as a Shröder).

Early Origins of the Schroeder family

The surname Schroeder was first found in the northeastern regions of Germany, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would have prominent effects on the development of European history. The name would later be linked to noble families of great influence, having many distinguished branches, and becoming renowned for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Schroeder family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schroeder research. Another 230 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1362, 1557, 1698, 1700, 1723, 1744, 1751, 1759, 1781, 1792, 1802, 1804, 1816, 1860, and 1868 are included under the topic Early Schroeder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schroeder Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schroeder, Schroder, Schroeter, Schroter, Shrout, Shroter, Shrouter, Schröder, Schöter and many more.

Early Notables of the Schroeder family (pre 1700)

Notables bearing the name Schroeder of this period include Friedrich Ludwig Schroeder (1744-1816), actor and dramatist, who was manager of the Hamburg theater, Corona Schroeter (1751-1802), a court singer in Weimar who played the leading role opposite to Goethe in one of...
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schroeder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Schroeder migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schroeder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hans Schroeder and his wife Aeltje Jans, who settled in New York in 1641
Schroeder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henrich Schroeder, who arrived in Pennsylvania sometime between 1741 and 1767
  • Joachim Schroeder, who settled in Noblestown in 1777
  • Bernhard Schroeder, who landed in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
  • Christoph Schroeder, who landed in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
  • Tonjies Schroeder, who landed in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schroeder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Schroeder, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1812 [1]
  • T Schroeder, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813 [1]
  • John Jacob Schroeder, who arrived in Ohio in 1820 [1]
  • G Schroeder, aged 27, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1830 [1]
  • E Schroeder, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Schroeder migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schroeder Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Johann Schroeder, aged 26, who arrived in Quebec in 1868
  • Simon Schroeder, who landed in Manitoba in 1874

Australia Schroeder migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Schroeder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

New Zealand Schroeder migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Schroeder Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Frederick H. Schroeder, aged 22, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Schroeder (post 1700) +

  • Robert Anthony Schroeder (b. 1912), noted attorney and senior partner of the Kansas law firm "Schroeder and Schroeder"
  • John Schroeder (b. 1945), American professional PGA golfer
  • Jay Brian Schroeder (b. 1961), former professional American NFL football quarterback
  • Henry F. Schroeder (1874-1959), American Sergeant in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor
  • Frederick A. Schroeder (1833-1899), American industrialist and politician
  • Alfred William Bill "Rock" Schroeder (b. 1958), American former Major League Baseball player
  • Carly Brook Schroeder (b. 1990), American Young Star Award nominated actress
  • Seaton Schroeder (1849-1922), admiral of the United States Navy, eponym of the destroyer USS Schroeder (DD-501)
  • Oliver Charles Schroeder (b. 1916), American attorney, educator, and mayor
  • Dorsey Schroeder (b. 1953), American racing car driver
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Werner Schroeder (1916-1941), German Bootsmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
Hillcrest Coal Mine
  • Mr. Charles Schroeder (1881-1914), American Miner from United States who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse [4]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Henry Schroeder, American Boatswain's Mate First Class from New Jersey, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [5]


The Schroeder Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Allein beim Christus den ewigen freiheit
Motto Translation: Christ alone for eternal freedom


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  4. ^ List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners
  5. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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