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Early Origins of the Shiner family

The surname Shiner was first found in Switzerland, where the name emerged in mediaeval 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.

Early History of the Shiner family

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Shiner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schein, Scheins, Shein, Scheine, Sheine, Scheiner, Sheiner, Shine, Shines and many more.

Early Notables of the Shiner family

Notables of the time with the surname Shiner were Johan Herman Schein (1585-1630), who was court musician in Weimar and one of the leading German composers of the 17th century; and Christoph Scheiner (1575-1650) who was a renowned...
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Shiner Ranking

In the United States, the name Shiner is the 16,728th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Shiner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shiner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andrew Shiner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Shiner (post 1700) +

  • Ambassador Josette Sheeran Shiner, American Under Secretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs for the United States Department of State
  • Isaac Shiner, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Sussex County, 1837-38 [3]
  • Roy Albert James Shiner (1924-1988), British professional footballer from the Isle of Wight
  • Ronald Alfred Shiner (1903-1966), British stand-up comedian and comedic actor, known for Dry Rot (1956), Aunt Clara (1954) and Innocents in Paris (1953)
  • Lewis Shiner (b. 1950), American science fiction writer
  • Esther Shiner (1924-1987), Canadian municipal politician in Toronto, Ontario, North York's Deputy Mayor in the 1980s
  • David Shiner (b. 1953), American actor, clown, playwright and theater director, first featured in Cirque du Soleil's production Nouvelle Expérience in 1990

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  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. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from on Facebook