How Many Ways Can One Spell Schürch?

Schurck

    Schurge

    Schurgh

    Schuricht

    Schurke

    Scurge

    Sharick

    Shark

    Sharrich

    Shercg

    Sherck

    Sherg

    Sherk

    Sherog

    Sherrig

    Shirch

    Shirg

    Shirok

    Shorck

    Shork

    Shurg

    Shurk

    Tscherck

    Tsherck

    Tsherch

    Schark

    Scheorck

    Scherck

    Scherich

    Schereck

    Scherk

    Schirch

    Schirg

    Schoerg

    Schorck

    Schorock

    Schurch

    Sherick

    Shereck

    Sherich

    Sherig

    Sherock

    Sherrick

    Shierk

    Shirck

    Shirk

    Shirrock

    Shorg

    Shurck

    Shurich

    Sierek

    Schuerg

    Schurcho

    Schürg

    Schurg

    Schurger

    Schurgo

    Schurig

    Scurean

    Sharg

    Sharigh

    Sharrach

    Sherak

    Sherch

    Scharck

    Schearck

    Scherch

    Scherg

    Scherick

    Scherge

    Scherrich

    Schirck

    Schirk

    Schorch

    Schorg

    Schorrock

    Schuerch

Who are the Schürchs?

You may be thinking: Who are the Schürchs? ... my family connection isn't Schürch. Or is it? If your family name or that of any ancestor is Shirk, Shirck, Sherk, Sherck, Sherick, Sherrick, Sharick, Scherich, Schirch, Scherch, Schuerch, 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 early 1700s.

Our Swiss-German ancestors spelled their name Schürch and, in fact, this is still the accepted spelling in Switzerland today. However, 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 ports of arrival did not usually speak German. Thus in Colonial America and later in the 1800's, various phonetic spellings were adopted. The name of the Family Association uses the Swiss spelling since it is the original surname and 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 25 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 Schurch Family.http://www.schuerch-switzerland.chhttp://livepage.apple.com/shapeimage_3_link_0

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

Our History.


SFANA has provided this site to disseminate information about our family and the activities of the Association. From time to time, this web site will be expanded to provide more information on Association events and activities.

SCHURCH BROCHURE


We have a new brochure that gives a good overview of our association.


Schurch Brochure.pdf

John. S. Shirk Heritage AwardJohn_S._Shirk_Award.htmlJohn_S._Shirk_Award.htmlshapeimage_6_link_0shapeimage_6_link_1
REUNION 2012Reunions.html





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