Shuman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Shuman family
The surname Shuman was first found in the eastern regions of Saxony and Bohemia, where the family was established in ancient times.
Early History of the Shuman family
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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.
Early Notables of the Shuman family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Shuman is the 3,807th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. 
Shuman migration to the United States +
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 
Contemporary Notables of the name Shuman (post 1700) +
- Christopher A. Shuman, American researcher at the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, eponym of the Shuman Glacier, Antarctica
- Andrew Shuman (1830-1890), American newspaper editor and politician, 21st Lieutenant Governor of Illinois (1877-1881)
- William O. Shuman (1921-1978), American Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1969-1978)
- Mort Shuman (1936-1991), American singer, pianist and songwriter, best known as the co-writer of "Viva Las Vegas"
- Michael Shuman (b. 1985), American rock musician
- Frank Shuman (1862-1918), American inventor and a pioneer in Concentrated solar power
- William Irving Shuman (b. 1882), American businessman, banker and political activist
- John Shuman, American officer in the United States Army during World War I
- Harry Shuman (1915-1996), American Major League Baseball pitcher
- Buddy Shuman (1915-1955), American stock car driver for NASCAR
- ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)