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Where did the German Schlosser family come from? What is the German Schlosser family crest and coat of arms? When did the Schlosser family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Schlosser family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schloss, Schlosser, Schlossmann, Schlossmacher and others.
First found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. Bearers of the name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs. The German word "schloss" has two meanings, "castle" and "lock," which lead to two possible origins for the name; it might refer to one who lived near a castle, or it may have been an occupational name, being given to a locksmith. The latter origin is by far the most likely for the Schlosser and Schlossmacher forms of the name, whereas the origin of Schloss could be either.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schlosser research. Another 163 words(12 lines of text) covering the year 1368 is included under the topic Early Schlosser History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Schlosser Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Schlosser Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Schlosser Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Schlosser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schlosser 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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