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From the historical and enchanting region of Germany emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Schwartzkopf family. Originally, the German people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in German is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Schwartzkopf is a nickname type of surname for a person with black hair. Looking back further, we find the name Schwartzkopf was originally derived from the Old German words "schwartz," meaning "black," and "kopf," meaning "head."

Schwartzkopf Early Origins



The surname Schwartzkopf was first found in the Saxon province of Altmark, where the name gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. The oldest branch of the family had its seat at the estate Uenglingen near Stendal as early as 1400. In 1443 they acquired estates in West-Heeren, in 1447 in Wallenrode, and by 1466 they had their seat in the city of Stendal. The family later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, mainly in the areas of Hessen and Brunswick, always elevating their social status through their contributions in public and military service.

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Schwartzkopf Spelling Variations


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Schwartzkopf Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwarzkopf, Schwartzkopf, Schwarzkopp, Schwartzkopp, Schwarzkoppen, Schwartzkoppen, Schwarzkoff and many more.

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Schwartzkopf Early History


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Schwartzkopf Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schwartzkopf research. Another 356 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1637, 1792, and 1858 are included under the topic Early Schwartzkopf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schwartzkopf Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schwartzkopf Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schwartzkopf 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:

Schwartzkopf Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Schwartzkopf and Peter Schwartzkoff arrived in Philadelphia in 1856
  • August Schwartzkopf arrived in Philadelphia in 1868
  • Clemens Schwartzkopf, aged 33, originally from Berlin, arrived in Baltimore in 1893 aboard the ship "Fulda" from Bremen, Germany [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6BT-4MS : 6 December 2014), Clemens Schwartzkopf, 25 Apr 1893; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port Baltimore, ship name Fulda, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Catharina Schwartzkopf, aged 36, originally from Samara, arrived in New York in 1899 aboard the ship "H. H. Meier" from Bremen, Germany [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXZG-XTY : 6 December 2014), Catharina Schwartzkopf, 02 Feb 1899; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name H. H. Meier, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Schwartzkopf Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gustav Schwartzkopf, aged 17, originally from Tarterebes, Hungary, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Pannonia" from Fiume [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXV5-L3N : 6 December 2014), Gustav Schwartzkopf, 01 Aug 1907; citing departure port Fiume, arrival port New York, ship name Pannonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Eta Schwartzkopf, originally from Czortkow, Poland, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Finland" from Antwerp, Belgium [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KG-LJZ : 6 December 2014), Eta Schwartzkopf, 07 Nov 1921; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Finland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schwartzkopf (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schwartzkopf (post 1700)



  • Samuel Schwartzkopf (1916-2004), American politician, Mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska, 1967-75; Defeated, 1975

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Motto


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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: Vitam impendere vero
Motto Translation: To risk one's life for the truth.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6BT-4MS : 6 December 2014), Clemens Schwartzkopf, 25 Apr 1893; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port Baltimore, ship name Fulda, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXZG-XTY : 6 December 2014), Catharina Schwartzkopf, 02 Feb 1899; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name H. H. Meier, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXV5-L3N : 6 December 2014), Gustav Schwartzkopf, 01 Aug 1907; citing departure port Fiume, arrival port New York, ship name Pannonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KG-LJZ : 6 December 2014), Eta Schwartzkopf, 07 Nov 1921; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Finland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Schwartzkopf Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schwartzkopf 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.

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