The distinguished surname Shroff emerged in the former German province of East Prussia
. The name is derived from the Low German verb "schroden," meaning "cut" or "chop," and was most likely originally borne by a wood-cutter, a tailor, or a transporter of beer and wine (known in North Germany
as a Shröder).
Early Origins of the Shroff family
The surname Shroff was first found in the northeastern regions of Germany
, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal
society which would have prominent effects on the development of European history. The name would later be linked to noble families of great influence, having many distinguished branches, and becoming renowned for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Early History of the Shroff family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shroff research.Another 367 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1362, 1557, 1698, 1700, 1723, 1744, 1751, 1759, 1781, 1792, 1802, 1804, 1816, 1860, and 1868 are included under the topic Early Shroff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Shroff Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schroeder, Schroder, Schroeter, Schroter, Shrout, Shroter, Shrouter, Schröder, Schöter and many more.
Early Notables of the Shroff family (pre 1700)
Notables bearing the name Shroff of this period include Friedrich Ludwig Schroeder (1744-1816), actor and dramatist, who was manager of the Hamburg theater, Corona Schroeter (1751-1802), a court singer in Weimar who played the leading role opposite to Goethe in one of... Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shroff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Shroff family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Schroeder and his wife Aeltje Jans, who came to New York in 1641; Johann Arnoltt Schrodter, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; Henrich Schroeder, who arrived in Pennsylvania sometime between 1741 and 1767.
The Shroff Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Allein beim Christus den ewigen freiheit
Motto Translation: Christ alone for eternal freedom