Schroth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Schroth 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 Schroth family

The surname Schroth 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 Schroth family

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

Schroth 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 Schroth family (pre 1700)

Notables bearing the name Schroth 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...
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Schroth Ranking

In the United States, the name Schroth is the 14,768th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Schroth migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schroth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henri Schroth, who landed in America in 1777-1783 [2]
Schroth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Friedrich Schroth, aged 38, who arrived in America in 1839 [2]
  • Philip Adam Schroth, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [2]
  • Michael Schroth, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [2]
Schroth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George Schroth, aged 62, who immigrated to America, in 1904
  • Flora Schroth, aged 20, who landed in America from Njvidek, Hungary, in 1905
  • Heinrich Schroth, aged 22, who landed in America from Heidelsheim, Germany, in 1906
  • Hannah Schroth, aged 38, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Helene Schroth, aged 37, who settled in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Schroth (post 1700) +

  • Thomas N. Schroth (1920-2009), American reporter, editor of Congressional Quarterly
  • George Edward Schroth (1899-1989), American Olympic bronze medalist water polo player at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Frank D. Schroth (1884-1974), American newspaper publisher who owned and operated the Brooklyn Eagle (1938 to 1955)
  • Walther Schroth (1882-1944), German General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Markus Schroth (b. 1975), German football player
  • Heinrich Schroth (1871-1945), German stage and film actor
  • Hannelore Schroth (1922-1987), German film, stage and television actress
  • Carl-Heinz Schroth (1902-1989), German actor and film director
  • Lajos Schróth (b. 1960), Hungarian former professional football player
  • Johann Schroth (1798-1856), Austrian naturopath


The Schroth 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. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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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