Schroer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Schroer 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 Schroer family

The surname Schroer 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 Schroer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schroer 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 Schroer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schroer 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 Schroer family (pre 1700)

Notables bearing the name Schroer 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 Schroer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Schroer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schroer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Bernd Schroer, who landed in America in 1814-1820 [1]
  • Steffen Heinr Schroer, aged 25, who landed in America in 1818 [1]
  • Jurgen Heinr Schroer, who landed in America in 1833 [1]
  • A Marg Schroer, who landed in Missouri in 1833 [1]
  • Christina Schroer, who arrived in America in 1836 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Schroer (post 1700) +

  • Nick Schroer, American politician, Member of the Missouri House of Representatives (2017-)
  • John Henry "Jack" Schroer (1944-1995), American musician, best known for his work with Van Morrison in the 1970s as a member of his band The Caledonia Soul Orchestra
  • Beatrix Schröer (1963-1988), German gold medalist rower at the 1988 Olympics
  • Werner Schröer (1918-1985), German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 114 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Bert Schroer (b. 1933), German mathematical physicist from Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • Karl Julius Schröer (1825-1900), Austrian linguist and literary critic, son of the educator and writer Tobias Gottfried Schröer (1791-1850)
  • Oliver Schroer (1956-2008), Canadian musician, fiddler, composer, and music producer from Vandeleur, Ontario


The Schroer 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)


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