The German state of Prussia
, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Strauser. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire
, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known in Prussia
was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia
, West Prussia
, and East Prussia
. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany
, provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Strauser family.
Early Origins of the Strauser family
The surname Strauser was first found in the Altmark region, where the family emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. One source suggests that the earliest origin of the name was in fact the Principality of Cologne; but other chronicles suggest the true origin to be the ancient province of Altmark, later the duchy of Brunswick. From the 13th century on the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made these territories landmark contributors to the building of the nation.
Early History of the Strauser family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Strauser research.Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1337, 1575, 1580, 1749, 1789, 1790, 1804, 1825, 1827, 1835, 1849, 1870, and 1899 are included under the topic Early Strauser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Strauser Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Strauser include Strauss, Straus, Strous, Strouss, Strus, Struss, Straessle, Struessgen, Striuss, Strius and many more.
Early Notables of the Strauser family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Strauser during this time period were Christoph Strauss (1575-1580), who was a prominent Austrian
composer at the Hapsburg court. In the 19th century, the Strauss family formed a dynasty of musicians and composers. Johann (1804-1849), a violinist and band leader, began the families... Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Strauser Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Strauser family to the New World and Oceana
The state of Prussia
was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany
. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany
and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Strausers to arrive in North America, and among them were: Albrecht Strauss, who came to Philadelphia in 1732. Nicholas Strous arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; while Jacob Struss landed there in 1841. Heinrich Strauss settled in Texas in 1852..