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The origin of the proud surname Shumate 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 Shumate 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 Shumate was an occupational name for a cobbler. The name Shumate is derived from the Old German words "schuoch" and the suffix "mann," which means shoe maker.

Shumate Early Origins



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

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Shumate Spelling Variations


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Shumate 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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Shumate Early History


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Shumate Early History



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

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Shumate Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shumate Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Shumate Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bert Shumate, aged 22, who settled in Irondale, Va., in 1915
  • Wallace A. Shumate, aged 23, who settled in Haymarket, Va., in 1922
  • A. Mitchell Shumate, aged 16, who emigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1924
  • Mary Shumate, aged 52, who emigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shumate (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shumate (post 1700)



  • Mrs. P. M. Shumate, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1940
  • Jess T. Shumate, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 4th District, 1984
  • James Carl Shumate, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State House of Representatives 87th District, 1973
  • Jabar Shumate, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 2008
  • Greg Shumate (b. 1962), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2004
  • Grace Shumate, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1945
  • E. D. Shumate, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 22nd District, 1984
  • Dan Shumate, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 10th District; Elected 1976
  • John C. Shumate (1918-1992), American Army Medical Services Corps pharmacist
  • Mark Anthony Shumate (b. 1960), former American football nose tackle
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Shumate


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Suggested Readings for the name Shumate



  • The Ancestry and Descendants of William Riley Shumate, 1777-1979 by Norma Pontiff Evans.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Shumate Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shumate 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.

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