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The origin of the proud surname Schum can be traced to the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslovakia. 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 Schum 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 Schum was an occupational name for a cobbler. The name Schum is derived from the Old German words "schuoch" and the suffix "mann," which means shoe maker.

Schum Early Origins



The surname Schum was first found in the eastern regions of Saxony and Bohemia, where the family was established in ancient times.

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Schum Spelling Variations


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Schum Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schumann, Schuman, Schuhman, Schuhmann, Schuhermann, Schumacher, Shuhmacher, Schomann (northern Germany), Schomacher (northern Germany), Schomaker (northern Germany) and many more.

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Schum Early History


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Schum Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schum research. Another 266 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1299, 1474, 1782, 1790, 1810, and 1856 are included under the topic Early Schum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schum Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schum Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christoph Schum, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Joh Nichs Schum, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1798

Schum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Georg Schum, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1854
  • Andreas Schum, aged 19, arrived in New York, NY in 1854
  • Peter Schum, aged 21, landed in New York, NY in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schum (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schum (post 1700)



  • Jake Schum (b. 1989), American NFL punter for the Cleveland Browns

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Schum Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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    The Schum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schum Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 December 2014 at 16:25.

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