Where did the German schroeder family come from? What is the German coat of arms/family crest? When did the schroeder family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schroeder, Schroder, Schroeter, Schroter, Shrout, Shroter, Shrouter, Schröder, Schöter and many more.
First found in the northeastern regions of Germany, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would have prominent effects on the development of European history.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Schroeder and his wife Aeltje Jans, who came to New York in 1641; Johann Arnoltt Schrodter, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; Henrich Schroeder, who arrived in Pennsylvania sometime between 1741 and 1767.
Some noteworthy people of the name schroeder
* Oliver Charles Schroeder (b. 1916), American attorney, educator, and mayor
* Rudolph Alexander Schroeder (1878-1972), religious poet who founded a major publishing house in Germany (the Insel-Verlag)
* Robert Anthony Schroeder (b. 1912), noted attorney and senior partner of the Kansas law firm "Schroeder and Schroeder"
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