Schütt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Schütt family

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.

Early History of the Schütt family

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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.

Early Notables of the Schütt family (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...
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Schütt Ranking

In the United States, the name Schütt is the 7,646th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Schütt migration to the United States +

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 [2]
  • Paul Schutt, aged 32, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792 [2]
  • Anna Maria Schutt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1798 [2]
  • Cathrina Schutt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1798 [2]
  • Frans Schutt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1798 [2]
Schütt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Schutt, aged 81, who arrived in New York in 1802 [2]
  • Solomon Schutt, aged 71, who landed in New York in 1802 [2]
  • Karoline Schutt, aged 42, who landed in America in 1843 [2]
  • Friderike Schutt, aged 48, who arrived in America in 1843 [2]
  • Miss Schutt, who arrived in America in 1845 [2]
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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

  • Otto Schütt (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
  • Hermann Schütt (1914-1941), German Bootsmannsmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

Suggested Readings for the name Schütt +

  • Browne-Schutt Ancestral Lines by Jessie Bruce Smith Ornes.

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  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from on Facebook