Shows History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Shows 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 Shows family

The surname Shows 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 Shows family

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Shows Spelling Variations

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 Shows family (pre 1700)

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Shows Ranking

In the United States, the name Shows is the 8,101st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Shows migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shows Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Wm. Shows, who arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1738
  • Frederick Shows, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Shows (post 1700) +

  • Donald Harrison "Don" Shows (1940-2014), American high school football coach at West Monroe High School, West Monroe, inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)


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