Suss History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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As with many Austrian family names, the distinguished surname Suss is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Austria were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Austrian and German patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The name Suss is derived from the Germanic personal name Süss, meaning "sweet."
Early Origins of the Suss family
The surname Suss was first found in the regions of southern Austria, 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 lines of the same house founded different branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their contributions to society.
Important Dates for the Suss family
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Suss Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Suss include Suess, Suss, Sues, Soeth (northern Germany) and many more.
Early Notables of the Suss family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Suss were Josef Suess (1698-1738), who was the financial aide to Duke Carl Alexander of Wuerttemberg. Suess amassed a fortune in the Duke's service, but after the Duke's death was...
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Suss migration to the United States
After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Suss were
Typical Suss Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Suss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Anna Suss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 
- Catharine Suss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 
- Johannes Suss, who settled in Philadelphia in 1740
- Nicolas Suss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 
- Balthas and Frederick Suss, who settled in Philadelphia in 1743
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Suss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Adam Suss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1800 
- Charles Suss, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1854 
Contemporary Notables of the name Suss (post 1700)
- Paul Günther Süss (b. 1938), German theologian
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