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The Shapiro surname is derived from the Middle High German word "schaf," meaning "sheep." As such, the name is thought to have originally been occupational.

Shapiro Early Origins



The surname Shapiro was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Shapiro Spelling Variations


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Shapiro Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schaper, Schapper, Schapere, Schapers, Schaperes, Schappers, Schappere, Schaaper, Schaeper, Shaper, Schaperr and many more.

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Shapiro Early History


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Shapiro Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shapiro research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1714 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Shapiro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shapiro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shapiro Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Shapiro 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:

Shapiro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joe Shapiro, who settled in Boston in 1890
  • David Myer Shapiro, who settled in Mississippi in 1898
  • David Myer Shapiro, who landed in Mississippi in 1898 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Shapiro Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Abram Shapiro, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1900
  • Henry Shapiro, who setted in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1904
  • Abraham Shapiro, who settled in Alabama in 1905
  • Abram Shapiro, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Minsk, in 1905
  • Abraham Shapiro, aged 23, who settled in America from Manchester, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shapiro (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shapiro (post 1700)



  • Norma Sondra Levy Shapiro (1928-2016), American jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1978–1998)
  • Zalman Mordecai Shapiro (1920-2016), American chemist and inventor; he played a key role in the reactor development of the world's first nuclear powered submarine, the Nautilus
  • Harvey Shapiro (1924-2013), American poet and former editor of The New York Times
  • Samuel H. Shapiro (1907-1987), American politician, 34th Governor of Illinois
  • Robert B. Shapiro (b. 1938), American CEO Monsanto 1995-2000, CEO NutraSweet 1982-1990
  • Robert Shapiro (b. 1942), American lawyer best known for representing numerous celebrities
  • Eric Shapiro (b. 1978), American author of novels, short stories, and essays
  • Carl J. Shapiro (b. 1913), Boston philanthropist
  • Arthur K. Shapiro (1923-1995), American psychiatrist and expert on the Tourette syndrome
  • Ascher H. Shapiro (1916-2004), American MIT professor and expert in fluid dynamics
  • ... (Another 43 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Shapiro Historic Events


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Shapiro Historic Events




Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Amy Elizabeth Shapiro (1967-1988), American Student from Stamford, Connecticut, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Pan Am Flight 103's victims: A list of those killed 25 years ago | syracuse.com. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/pan_am_flight_103s_victims_a_list_of_those_killed_25_years_ago.html

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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Pan Am Flight 103's victims: A list of those killed 25 years ago | syracuse.com. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/pan_am_flight_103s_victims_a_list_of_those_killed_25_years_ago.html

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  10. 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).
  11. ...

The Shapiro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shapiro 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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