Schout History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Schout family

The surname Schout was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Important Dates for the Schout family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schout research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1733, 1792, 1728, 1567, 1625, 1616, 1600, 1644, 1622 and 1625 are included under the topic Early Schout History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schout Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schouten, Schoutens, Schout, Schoute, Schouter, Schoutern, Schoutheete, Schoutten and many more.

Early Notables of the Schout family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Willem Cornelisz Schouten (1567-1625), Dutch navigator who in 1616 successfully navigated round Cape Horn, named for his birthplace, the city of Hoorn, and...
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schout Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schout migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schout Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Elisabetha Schout, who arrived in New York, NY in 1711
Schout Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gertrui Schout, who settled in New York, NY in 1847
  • Gertrui Schout, aged 20, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Willem Schout, who settled in America in 1857

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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