Shough History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Shough family

The surname Shough was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Shough family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shough research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1667, 1743 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Shough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Shough Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schuh, Schuck, Shuh, Schuch, Shook, Schug, Schewe, Schugh, Schuhman, Schumann, Schuckman, Schuckmann, Schumaker, Schoemaker, Shoemaker, Schumacher, Schuhmacher, Shoo, Schoo and many more.

Early Notables of the Shough family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Shough in this period include Countess Ehrengard Melusina von der Schulenberg, Duchess of Kendal (1667-1743), born on 25 Dec. 1667 at Emden in the present Prussian province of Saxony. "Emden was the...
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Shough migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shough Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Shough, who arrived in Virginia in 1707 [1]
Shough Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Arthur Shough, aged 29, originally from Southampton, who arrived in New York in 1917 aboard the ship "Vauban" from Buenos Aires, Argentina [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Shough (post 1700) +

  • John Shough, American musician, known for his organ work on the Not in My Airforce (1996) album


  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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJCG-H32 : 6 December 2014), Arthur Shough, 11 Oct 1917; citing departure port Buenos Aires, arrival port New York, ship name Vauban, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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