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Where did the German Just family come from? What is the German Just family crest and coat of arms? When did the Just family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Just family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Just, Juste, Justa, Justen, Juster, Justmann, Justenberg, Justet, Justi, Justingen and many more.

First found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Just research. Another 231 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1594 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Just History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Just Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Just Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Robert Just, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • Tho Just, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Just Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Johannes Just, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • J August Just, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Friedrich Just, who landed in America in 1778
  • Conrad Just, who arrived in America in 1783

Just Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • George Just, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1808
  • Carl Just, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Dorothea Just, aged 45, landed in America in 1839
  • Samuel Just, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1844
  • Joh Georg Heinr Just, who landed in Texas in 1845


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  • Ernest Just (1883-1941), African-American biologist who is noted for his contributions to marine biology
  • Joseph Erwin Just (1916-2003), American Major League Baseball player
  • Ward Just (b. 1935), American writer
  • Florian Just (b. 1982), German pair skater


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  1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Just Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Just Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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