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Schryer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Schryer family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Schryer is an occupational name, which was derived from the kind of work done by the original bearer. It is a name for a town crier. The name stems from the German word "schrien," meaning "shout," and was also sometimes used as a nickname to indicate a noisy or loud individual.


Early Origins of the Schryer family


The surname Schryer was first found in the southern regions of Bavaria and Bohemia, where members of this family became prominent contributors to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that powerful region, as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the feudal system.

Early History of the Schryer family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schryer research.
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Schryer Spelling Variations


In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Schryer include Schreyern, Schreier, Schreyer, Schryer, Schreiert, Schreijaegg, Schreihans, Schreivogel and many more.

Early Notables of the Schryer family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the name Schryer in this period include Adolf Schreyer (1828-1899), who was a German painter especially esteemed as a painter of horses, of peasant life...
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Migration of the Schryer family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Schryer or a variant listed above: Johan Adam Schreyer arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; while Johannes Schreyer arrived there in 1743. More Schreyers arrived in Philadelphia in 1752; including Adam Leonhart Schreyer, Friederich Schreyer, and Johann Simon Schreyer. J. C. F. Schreyer came to Texas in 1849. Georg Conrad Schreier came to Philadelphia in 1738.

Contemporary Notables of the name Schryer (post 1700)


  • Mary Schryer, Canadian former politician, Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly in New Brunswick (2006-2010)

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