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The origin of the proud surname Schumann 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 Schumann 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 Schumann was an occupational name for a cobbler. The name Schumann is derived from the Old German words "schuoch" and the suffix "mann," which means shoe maker.

Schumann Early Origins



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

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Schumann Spelling Variations


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Schumann 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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Schumann Early History


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Schumann Early History



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

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Schumann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schumann Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schumann 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:

Schumann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Mattheus Schumann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johannes Schumann, who came to Philadelphia in 1750
  • Philippus Schumann, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1750-1753
  • Wilhelm Fried Schumann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Joh Heinr Schumann, who arrived in America in 1778
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schumann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ernst Friedr Schumann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • Friederich Schumann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1801
  • Conrad Schumann, who arrived in North America in 1835
  • Mr. Schumann, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1838
  • Johann Christoph Schumann, who arrived in Texas in 1840-1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schumann Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Schumann, who came to Canada in 1783

Schumann Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Theodor Schumann, who arrived in Quebec in 1850
  • Theodor Schumann, who landed in Quebec in 1850

Schumann Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Christiane Schumann, aged 17, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Victoria"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schumann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schumann (post 1700)



  • Carl Schumann (1869-1946), German four time gold medalist at the 1896 Olympics
  • Georg Schumann (1886-1945), German Communist and resistance fighter
  • Georg Schumann (1866-1952), German composer and director
  • Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896), German pianist and composer
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856), German composer
  • Elizabeth Schumann (1888-1952), German-born soprano, was one of the best-loved and most admired singers of her day. She toured America in 1921 with Richard Strauss as accompanist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Schumann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schumann 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 20 February 2014 at 08:53.

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