Shoopman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origin of the proud surname Shoopman 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 Shoopman 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 Shoopman was an occupational name for a cobbler. The name Shoopman is derived from the Old German words "schuoch" and the suffix "mann," which means shoe maker.
Early Origins of the Shoopman family
The surname Shoopman was first found in the eastern regions of Saxony and Bohemia, where the family was established in ancient times.
Early History of the Shoopman family
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Shoopman 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.
Early Notables of the Shoopman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shoopman family
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.