Shroyer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Shroyer 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 Shroyer family

The surname Shroyer 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 Shroyer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shroyer research. Another 230 words (16 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 Shroyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Shroyer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schroeder, Schroder, Schroeter, Schroter, Shrout, Shroter, Shrouter, Schröder, Schöter and many more.

Early Notables of the Shroyer family (pre 1700)

Notables bearing the name Shroyer 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 Shroyer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Shroyer family

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.


Contemporary Notables of the name Shroyer (post 1700) +

  • Ronald Lynn Shroyer, American composer, music educator, conductor, flautist and tenor saxophonist
  • Don Shroyer (b. 1926), American college football player and coach
  • David Kenneth "Ken" Shroyer (1898-1974), American college football coach
  • Otis Burt "Sonny" Shroyer Jr. (b. 1935), American actor, best known for his role as Deputy Sheriff Enos Strate in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard


The Shroyer 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


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