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Origin of last name Schönwald, country of origin: GermanyNobility: Nobles
coined only in modern times, in reference to noble families whose ancestral lineage can be traced back to before the Middle Ages. Moreover, this family, in all ages, always stood out, thanks to the prominent figures, which gave birth, in the public service, in the liberal professions and in the military service. Among these, without undervalue the omitted, we would like to mention: Karl, landowner in Baden-Württemberg, flourishing in 1489; Gerard, eminent jurist, flourishing in Baden-Württemberg, in the late fifteenth century; Thomas, learned jurist, working at the University of Tübingen, flourishing in 1511; Barth, landowner, flourishing in Baden-Württemberg, in 1523; Mark, Lutheran minister, flourishing in Baden-Württemberg, in 1532; Hans, militiaman by profession, flourishing in Baden-Württemberg, in the sixteenth century; Wolfgang, councilor in Freiburg, in 1610; Ralf Karl, jurist, flourishing in Baden-Württemberg, in 1614; Barth, landowner in Freiburg, flourishing in 1633; Thomas, military doctor, flourishing in Freiburg, in 1642; Hans, councilor in Freiburg, living in 1666; Karl, jurist, flourishing in the eighteenth century; Friedrich, general of cavalry; Anton, jurist in Freiburg, flourishing in 1750; Johannes, landowner, flourishing in Freiburg, in 1761. Family names so old, without any doubt, honor not only the families but also the cities that welcomed them; seems to be, in fact, very worthy living members of this family which, with much decorum, carry this noble surname, which has had several illustrious persons.