Schubert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Schubert was born in the beautiful region of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslavakia. In the Middle Ages, many of the Bohemian were a part of the Holy Roman Empire, which was characterized by the Feudal System. Before this era, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Many people, such as the Schubert family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Schubert was an occupational name for a cobbler. Ancient records reveal the name Schubert is derived from the Old German words "schuoch wurhte," and the German "schuowirt," which mean "shoemaker."

Early Origins of the Schubert family

The surname Schubert was first found in Bohemia, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would shape the course of European history. Chronicles mention Waczlab Schubort in the town Dux in 1390, and Close Schubert in Glatz in 1415. They would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Schubert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schubert research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1539, 1583, 1681, 1734, 1787, 1784, 1866, 1878, 1829, 1630, 1676, 1739 and 1791 are included under the topic Early Schubert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schubert Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schubert, Schubart, Schubaert, Schuberdt, Shubert and others.

Early Notables of the Schubert family (pre 1700)

During this early period, notable bearers of the name Schubert included Willem Schubart von Ehrenberg (ca.1630-1676), a Flemish Baroque painter; and Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart (1739-1791), an organist who published...
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Schubert Ranking

In the United States, the name Schubert is the 3,415th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [1]


United States Schubert migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schubert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christoph Schubert, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1734 along with David Schubart
  • Christoph Schubert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734 [2]
  • David Schubert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734 [2]
  • Hedwig Regina Schubert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [2]
  • Johann Michael Schubert and Johann Michael Schubert both arrived on Philadelphia in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schubert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Georg Schubert, who arrived in America in 1832 [2]
  • Mr. Schubert, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1838 [2]
  • Johann Geo Schubert, aged 34, who landed in Missouri in 1845 [2]
  • Louise Schubert, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • H Schubert, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schubert Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Franz Schubert, who landed in Chile in 1906 [2]
  • Curt Schubert, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906 [2]

Australia Schubert migration to Australia +

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

Schubert Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Freidrich Wilhelm Schubert, aged 32, a blacksmith, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria" [3]

New Zealand Schubert 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:

Schubert Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Schubert, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843
  • Miss Mary Schubert, (b. 1846), aged 20, British domestic servant travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Bombay" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 18th August 1866 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Schubert (post 1700) +

  • Frank Schubert (1915-2003), the last civilian lighthouse keeper in the United States
  • Kort Schubert (b. 1979), American rugby union footballer
  • Karsten Schubert (1961-2019), German art dealer and publisher working in London
  • Franz Peter Schubert (1787-1828), Austrian composer of the classic era next to Beethoven and Mozart, and is generally regarded as the finest composer of art songs the world has known
  • Franz Schubert (1808-1878), German composer, and was the leader of the Dresden court orchestra
  • Gotthilf Heinrich von Schubert (1780-1860), nature philosopher, physician, and member of the Munich Academy, was ennobled in 1853
  • Helga Schubert (b. 1940), German psychologist and author
  • Günter Schubert (1938-2008), German actor and voice actor
  • Katina Schubert (b. 1961), German politician
  • Heinz Schubert (1925-1999), German actor, drama teacher and photographer
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Heinz Schubert (1919-1941), German Matrosenobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • Alfred Schubert (1912-1941), German Oberstücksmeister who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • Alfred Schubert (1920-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Anthony R. Schubert, American Ensign working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [6]


The Schubert 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: Diligenter et fideliter
Motto Translation: Diligently and faithfully.


Suggested Readings for the name Schubert +

  • The Schuberts of Broadway by Brooks McNamara.

  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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  6. ^ 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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