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

Shumway Early Origins



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

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Shumway Spelling Variations


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Shumway 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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Shumway Early History


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Shumway Early History



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

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Shumway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shumway Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Shumway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Shumway, who landed in Massachusetts in 1660-1675

Shumway Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E. L. Shumway, aged 24, who emigrated to America, in 1895
  • Genevieve D. Shumway, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1896
  • Chas. V. Shumway, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Shumway Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • A. H. Shumway, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Anna Shumway, aged 9, who settled in America from Yottingen, in 1905
  • Arthur Shumway, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Daniel B. Shumway, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Harry J. Shumway, who landed in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shumway (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shumway (post 1700)



  • Suzanne Shumway, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 107th District, 2012
  • Samuel Shumway, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Essex County, 1843
  • Norman David Shumway (b. 1934), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from California 14th District, 1979-91
  • Ned Shumway, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Calhoun County 1st District, 1954
  • Milton A. Shumway (b. 1849), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1886-87; Member of Connecticut State Senate 16th District, 1891-92
  • Dale R. Shumway, American politician, Mayor of Tempe, Arizona, 1970-74
  • D. D. Shumway, American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention Christian and Shelby counties, 1847
  • C. C. Shumway, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944
  • Norman David Shumway (b. 1934), U.S. Representative from California
  • Norman E. Shumway (1923-2006), pioneering American heart surgeon at Stanford University
  • ... (Another 3 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. 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).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Shumway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shumway 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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