Shober History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished surname Shober lie in the kingdom of Bavaria. The name is derived from the Old Germanic word "schober," a medieval term for a barn or a stretch of land. Thus, the name would have been originally borne by the owner of a "schober."

Early Origins of the Shober family

The surname Shober was first found in the agricultural areas, where tracts of land (schobers) were rented out by ranchers. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Leutolt der Schober, who was living in the Bavarian town of Hohenstein in 1289. The young Shober family was instrumental in the development of early Bavarian society, playing an important role in the medieval history of the region.

Early History of the Shober family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shober research. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1289, 1531, 1559, 1598, 1670, 1739, 1798, and 1882 are included under the topic Early Shober History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Shober Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Shobe, Shober, Schober, Schobe and others.

Early Notables of the Shober family (pre 1700)

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United States Shober migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shober Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Simon Shober, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Adam Shober, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
Shober Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Shober, who landed in Texas in 1854 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Shober (post 1700) +

  • Howard Clayton Shober (1859-1956), American Republican politician, Newspaper editor and publisher; Member of South Dakota State Senate 24th District, 1905-06; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1907-11; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1916
  • Francis Emanuel Shober (1860-1919), American Democrat politician, Minister; Newspaper reporter; Newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1903-05; Defeated, 1906
  • Francis Edwin Shober (1831-1896), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State Legislature; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 6th District, 1869-73; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1876
  • Charles E. Shober, American politician, Representative from New York 14th District, 1906

  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) on Facebook
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