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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Shriner family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Shriner is an occupational name, which was derived from the kind of work done by the original bearer. It is a name for a joiner, specialized carpenter, or cabinetmaker. The name and its many variations come from the Latin word Scrinium which means carpenter or woodworker.

Shriner Early Origins



The surname Shriner was first found in Franconia and Austria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this nation a landmark contributor to the development of Europe.

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Shriner Spelling Variations


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Shriner Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Shriner include Schreiner, Schreindl, Schryner (mediaeval), Shriner, Schriner, Schreindel, Shrindel and many more.

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Shriner Early History


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Shriner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shriner research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1405, 1864, 1868, 1857, 1919, 1899 and 1914 are included under the topic Early Shriner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shriner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shriner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shriner 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



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Shriners to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Shriner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martin Shriner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1760
  • Abraham Shriner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Shriner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shriner 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 25 October 2016 at 16:31.

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