The roots of the distinguished German surname Shughart can be traced back to the state of Thuringia, where the name first emerged. "Shughart" is the Thuringian form of the Middle High German word "schuochworhte," which means "shoemaker."
Early Origins of the Shughart family
The surname Shughart was first found in the region of Thuringia, where it first emerged as a surname. At around the same time, the name was emerging in other regions in forms that correspond to other German dialects; for example, the name "Schubert" could be found in Saxony
, and "Schaumann" emerged in Westphalia.
Early History of the Shughart family
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Shughart Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schuchardt, Shugart, Schugard, Schuchart, Schuchard, Schuckert, Schucker, Shugard, Shugert, Shugerd, Shugardt and many more.
Early Notables of the Shughart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shughart family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Martin Shugart, Christoph Schuchard and Adam Schuchard, German mercenaries who participated in the American Revolution, George Shugardt, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1840.
Contemporary Notables of the name Shughart (post 1700)
- William F. Shughart II, American Research Director and Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute
- Sergeant First Class Randall David "Randy" Shughart (1958-1993), American soldier in the United States Army special operations unit, "Delta Force," posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Mogadishu, eponym of the USNS Shughart (T-AKR-295)