Schroeter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Schroeter 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 Schroeter family

The surname Schroeter 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 Schroeter family

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

Schroeter 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 Schroeter family (pre 1700)

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


United States Schroeter migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schroeter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Schroeter, who arrived in Long Island in 1781 [1]
Schroeter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • H H Schroeter, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • F J Schroeter, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Carl Schroeter, who immigrated to Texas in 1852
  • Charlotte Schroeter, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • O. Schroeter went to Texas in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Schroeter (post 1700) +

  • Tobias Schröter (b. 1964), East German bronze medalist pair skater
  • Werner Schroeter (1945-2010), German film director, screenwriter, and opera director
  • Corona Elisabeth Wilhelmine Schröter (1751-1802), German musician best known and singer
  • Johann Samuel Schröter (1735-1808), German theologist
  • Silvio Schröter (b. 1979), German former footballer
  • Johann Hieronymus Schröter (1745-1816), German astronomer
  • Joseph Schröter (1837-1894), noted German mycologist, doctor and scientist


The Schroeter 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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