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The ancestral home of the Shriver family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Shriver is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a clerk. The name Shriver is derived from the German word "schreiben," which means "to write" and was itself derived from the German word "schriben", and the Old German word "scriban." The Latin word "scribere" also means to write and could be a root word of this distinguished surname.

Shriver Early Origins



The surname Shriver was first found in northern Germany, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later be associated with noble families of great influence, having many distinguished branches, and becoming noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Shriver Spelling Variations


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Shriver 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 Shriver include Schreyber, Schreybers, Schreibers, Shriber, Shreyber and many more.

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Shriver Early History


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Shriver Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shriver research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1758, 1763, 1784, 1791, 1805, 1810, 1839, and 1841 are included under the topic Early Shriver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shriver Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shriver Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shriver 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



Many Germans emigrated across the Atlantic to seek better lives in North America. This great migration began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century. Resettlement was particularly attractive to those from Westphalia as a means of escape from poverty and religious persecution. For many Westphalian farmers, the chance to own one's own land was also a major incentive. The process of the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlements centered around Ontario and the Prairie provinces. Among them:

Shriver Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andreas Shriver, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1721 [1]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)
  • Andrew Shriver, who landed in Maryland in 1743 [1]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)
  • George Shriver, who arrived in Maryland in 1743 [1]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)
  • Lutwick Shriver, who landed in Maryland in 1743 [1]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)

Shriver Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Shriver, who arrived in Maryland in 1835 [1]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)

Shriver Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. George Shriver U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Shriver Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Morton Shriver, who landed in Canada in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shriver (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shriver (post 1700)



  • Dame Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921-2009), founder of Camp Shriver, the precursor to the Special Olympics, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Maria Owings Shriver (b. 1955), award-winning American journalist and author of six best-selling books
  • Colonel (USAF, Ret.) Loren James Shriver (b. 1944), former NASA astronaut with over 386 hours in space [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Loren Shriver. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/shriver.html
  • Robert Sargent Shriver Jr. (1915-2011), American Democratic politician, activist and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Robert Shriver. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Robert Shriver. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sargent_Shriver

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  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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Loren Shriver. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/shriver.html
  4. ^ Robert Shriver. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Robert Shriver. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sargent_Shriver

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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The Shriver Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shriver 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.

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