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

Shoemake Early Origins



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

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Shoemake Spelling Variations


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Shoemake 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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Shoemake Early History


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Shoemake Early History



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

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Shoemake Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shoemake Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shoemake 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 or some of its variants were: Peter Schumacher, who came to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1685; with his wife, Sarah Hendericks, and four children. He was the first of many Schumachers to come to Germantown near the end of the 17th century, among others were: Sarah Schumacher with eight children, in 1686.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shoemake (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shoemake (post 1700)



  • Gayla Leigh Shoemake (b. 1941), American model, Miss Kansas 1960 and represented Kansas at the Miss America pageant in 1961
  • Joseph Alonzo Shoemake (1891-1967), American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from St. Francois County, 1925-26
  • C. E. Shoemake, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1956
  • Kevin Paul Shoemake (b. 1965), English former professional footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
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    The Shoemake Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shoemake 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 6 December 2017 at 11:47.

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