Shur History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Shur family

The surname Shur was first found in Austria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this nation a landmark contributor to the development of Europe.

Early History of the Shur family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shur research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1298, 1816, 1807, 1631, 1712, 1747, 1804, 1795, 1841, 1886, 1815 and 1889 are included under the topic Early Shur History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Shur Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Scherer, Scher, Scherers, Schere, Scherr, Scherrer and many more.

Early Notables of the Shur family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Shur were Sebastian Anton Scherer (1631-1712), a German composer and organist of the Baroque era; Barthelemy Scherer (1747-1804), an Austrian general in the French army...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shur Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Shur family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Theobald Scherer, who arrived in New York in 1709-10; Ulrich Scherer arrived in Philadelphia in 1727; as well as Jacob Scherer in the same year; over fifty more Scherers came to this city between 1720-1750. Jan Jacob Scherr came to Philadelphia in 1732.


Contemporary Notables of the name Shur (post 1700) +

  • Michael Shur, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1986 [1]
  • Jack Shur, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 17th District, 1933 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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