The Schürch Family Association of North America

Welcome to the Schürch Family Association of North America

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Who are the Schürchs?


Well, if your family name or that of any ancestor is Scherich, Scherch, Schirch, Schuerch, Sharick, Sherck, Sherick, Sherk, Sherrick, Shirck, Shirk or any of the more than 70 variants, you are a member of the Family. The Schürch Family originated in Switzerland and through emigration spread to North America in the late 1600s.

Our Swiss-German ancestors spelled their name Schürch and this is still the accepted spelling in Switzerland today. The Swiss also spell it ‘Schuerch’ exchanging the umlaut for the letter ‘e’. Our immigrant forefathers did not speak English and the clerks on the ships at the port of arrival did not usually speak German. Thus in Colonial America and later in the 1800s, various phonetic spellings were adopted. The name of the Family Association uses the Swiss spelling since it is the original surname and is representative of all the various branches of the family in North America today.

The Schürch Family Association of North America (SFANA) was created in 1982 by a group of individuals who were interested in preserving their family heritage. At that time, it was known that at least twenty-five individuals with likely ties to a Schürch family arrived in North America between the years 1727 and 1808. Many of those families (but not all) had ties to Sumiswald, Switzerland. Consequently, a sister organization, Schweizische Gesellschaft für Namenstrager Schürch (SGNS), developed around the same time, with similar goals. This sister organization has compiled extensive documentation on family branches in Switzerland.

The Swiss Schürch Association meets regularly. To learn more of the Schürch Family Association of Switzerland, abbreviated SGNS, visit the
Swiss Schürch Family.

SFANA has provided this site to disseminate information about our family and the activities of the Association. Check in on a regular basis to see the latest information on the biennial reunion, research and family happenings.

To learn more of the Schürchs who first landed on North American shores go to
Our History.


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How Many Ways Can One Spell Schürch?


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Schorch
Sharrach
Shirok
Schark
Schorck
Sharrich
Shirrock
Schearck
Schorg
Sherak
Shorck
Scheorck
Schorock
Shercg
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Scherch
Schorrock
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Shork
Scherck
Schuerch
Sherck
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Schurcho
Sherg
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Schereck
Schürg
Sherig
Sierek
Scherege
Schurge
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Tscherck
Scherg
Schurch
Shereck
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Scherich
Schurger
Sherock
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Scherick
Schurgo
Sherog
Tsherch
Scherk
Schuricht
Sherrick

Scherrich
Schurig
Sherrig

Schirch
Schurke
Shierk

Schirck
Scurean
Shirch

Schirg
Scurge
Shirck

Schirk
Sharg
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Schoerg
Sharigh
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What's New?

Schürch Connection Study

Join Our Study to Learn How You Relate to Other Schürchs: Go to the Schürch Connection page in the menu

Biennial Schürch Reunion 2014 - Registration forms available
The 2014 Schürch Family Association of North America Reunion will be held on August 1 and 2 at the Millersville University in Millersville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Go to the Reunions Page in the menu.

Preserving Castle Trachselwald

Find out how you can help to keep this part of our history available to the public. Go to the page Family Happenings to learn more.

Schürch Photo Gallery is up and Running


For more information about this project go to Photo Gallery Project page in the menu.