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The origin of the proud surname Shuman can be traced to the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslovakia. In the Middle Ages, many of the Bohemian were a part of the Holy Roman Empire, which was characterized by the Feudal System. Before this era, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Many people, such as the Shuman family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Shuman was an occupational name for a cobbler. The name Shuman is derived from the Old German words "schuoch" and the suffix "mann," which means shoe maker.

Shuman Early Origins



The surname Shuman was first found in the eastern regions of Saxony and Bohemia, where the family was established in ancient times.

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Shuman Spelling Variations


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Shuman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schumann, Schuman, Schuhman, Schuhmann, Schuhermann, Schumacher, Shuhmacher, Schomann (northern Germany), Schomacher (northern Germany), Schomaker (northern Germany) and many more.

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Shuman Early History


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Shuman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shuman research. Another 266 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1299, 1474, 1782, 1790, 1810, and 1856 are included under the topic Early Shuman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shuman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shuman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shuman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Shuman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Peter Shuman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752-1753
  • Jacob Shuman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • Arnold Shuman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Georg Shuman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1772

Shuman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Leo Shuman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1863
  • John Shuman, who arrived in Iowa in 1882

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shuman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shuman (post 1700)



  • William O. Shuman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 33rd District, 1960
  • William Irving Shuman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1912
  • William E. Shuman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1932
  • Walter Shuman, American politician, U.S. Consul in Mainz, 1898
  • W. C. Shuman, American politician, Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1908
  • Stanley Shuman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996
  • O. L. Shuman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1912
  • Pamela Sue Shuman (b. 1951), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 2nd District; Appointed 1974; Elected 1974; Elected unopposed 1976; Elected 1978, 1980
  • John Shuman, American politician, Delegate to North Dakota State Constitutional Convention from Sargent County, 1889
  • Jeff Shuman, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 35th District, 1988
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Shuman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shuman 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 14 October 2015 at 09:18.

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