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The bountiful region surrounding the Rhine river is the birthplace of the name Schütt. A single name was, at one time, all that people needed. However, increasing ease of travel and the burgeoning populations forced people to adopt a hereditary surname to set themselves apart from others. A common form of surname found in the Rhineland was the local name, a name taken on from a place-name. Originally denoting the proprietorship of a village or estate, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Schütt was given to someone who lived in the region of Schuetz in various areas of Germany.

Schütt Early Origins



The surname Schütt was first found in the Rhineland valley, where this old family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Numerous family members bearing this name were prominent in social affairs. The family, as it spread throughout Germany, played a fundamental role in many regions as they emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System. Chronicles first mention Johann Scuette of Luebeck in 1319 and Woelfel Schuetze of Eger in 1320.

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Schütt Spelling Variations


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Schütt 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 Schütt include Schuetze, Schuett, Schuette, Schuetzmann and others.

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Schütt Early History


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Schütt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schütt research. Another 499 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1539, 1756, 1497, 1562, 1540, 1594, 1562, 1565, 1585, 1672, 1640, 1690, 1776 and 1847 are included under the topic Early Schütt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schütt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schütt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the name Schütt during this period were Katharina Zell née Schütz (1497-1562), German Protestant writer during the Reformation; Caspar Schütz ( c. 1540-1594), German historian, Professor of Poetry at the University of Königsberg from 1562 to 1565; Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672), the outstanding German composer of the 17th century, who wrote...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schütt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from the Rhineland who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. Many of those who left the Rhineland to seek their fortunes in the prosperous and free New World settled in the major urban centers of the United States and Canada. In the United States, the settlers from the Rhineland passed through immigration centers like that of Ellis Island, most of them moving on to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, the majority of Rhinelanders settled in Ontario and the prairie provinces. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many important settlers to North America bearing the name Schütt, or one of its variants above:

Schütt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Schutt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1768
  • Paul Schutt, aged 32, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792
  • Anna Maria Schutt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1798
  • Cathrina Schutt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1798
  • Frans Schutt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1798

Schütt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Schutt, aged 81, arrived in New York in 1802
  • Solomon Schutt, aged 71, landed in New York in 1802
  • Karoline Schutt, aged 42, landed in America in 1843
  • Friderike Schutt, aged 48, arrived in America in 1843
  • Miss Schutt, who arrived in America in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schütt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schütt (post 1700)



  • Stephen D. Schutt, American educator, 13th President of Lake Forest College
  • Scott Schutt (b. 1963), American NFL football player for the Cincinnati Bengals in 1987
  • John Schutt (b. 1948), American mountaineer, member of the yearly Antarctic search for meteorites (ANSMET) program, eponym of the Asteroid 61190 Johnschutt and the Antarctic Schutt Glacier
  • George Schutt (b. 1833), Irish-born, Union Navy sailor in the American Civil War, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Natural Bridge
  • Kate Schutt, American-born, Canadian jazz artist
  • Arthur Schutt (1902-1965), American jazz pianist and arranger, best known for his work with Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman
  • Christine Schutt, American novelist, best known for her novel A Day, A Night, Another Day, Summer
  • Eduard Schutt (1856-1933), Russian composer, pianist, and conductor
  • Rodney Schutt (b. 1956), Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey player from Bancroft, Ontario who played 286 games

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schütt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schütt 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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