The Show surname comes from the Middle High German word "schouwen" meaning "to inspect;" as such, the name is thought to have originally been occupational
, for some kind of inspector, perhaps an official of a market.
Early Origins of the Show family
The surname Show was first found in Baden, 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 Show family
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Show Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schauer, Schauerr, Schaueer, Schauere, Schaueres, Schauers, Schaauer, Schaauers, Schauerrs, Schorr, Schaw, Schor, Schore and many more.
Early Notables of the Show family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Show family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Show Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Henry Show, who arrived in Virginia in 1711 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- William Show, who arrived in America in 1725