I have no idea why the Von was dropped when they came over to the States... but here is informtaion I found to our Schubeck/ Lowther lineage.
Technically The have misspelled our name so badly throughout the records... it is a difficult find... even in the records. My great - great grandfather was from the Autrian -Hungarian Monarchy Charles Leopold Von Schuboeck (with umlauts of course) who came over to Westpoint to train the soldiers for both sides of the Civil war. He fled because of the fall of the empire and his son also served in the civil war. They stripped our name of the title when the other family members came over and changed the spelling. The census people changed the spelling as it sounded... so I have found our name five different ways thus far. I would be very curious if anyone has any other information....
Also... The Lowther family is tied to ours as well. I have history traced back to the Vikings.
Here is a thread on the family reunions in Northumbria
You know David Low was actually the Lowther family Reunion tour director. I have the contact information is you would like to go as I have many family member that are interested.. I know Sarah Lowther is (DOB Jan. 4) is godchild to Her Majesty the Queen. I have a geneology chart that ties our connections and the Lowthers in our family to the Vikings(WODEN King OF Wessex and "Alfread the Unready"....The "Yellow" Earl as they called him, Lady Godiva,Old King Cole, Alexander the Great, Edward III (also a distinct tie in to the Cliffords) The Feast at Broughms castle (Wm Wordsworth) There is also another Wordsworth poem that he specifically worte when he was visiting the Lowther Castle Grounds. (Just called Lowther). Very fascinating history. They have activities at the Driving trails at Lowther usually in August. Hugh Clayton Lowther is now the 8th Earl of Lonsdale. When the Schubecks came over they dropped the Von and changed the spelling of the name. Please let me know if I can help.......
The Schubeck family