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The name Schütte comes from the Rhineland, an ancient region of Germany. In pre-medieval times, the Germans used only one name, but later they were forced by a growing population to adopt hereditary surnames; so as to remain distinct from the many others of the same first name. Local names were often chosen. They originally indicated land ownership, and frequently carried the prefix von, meaning "of" or "from," which is often taken as an indication of aristocratic lineage. Schütte was a name for some one lived in the region of Schuetz in various areas of Germany.

Schütte Early Origins



The surname Schütte 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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Schütte Spelling Variations


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Schütte Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Schütte include Schuetze, Schuett, Schuette, Schuetzmann and others.

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Schütte Early History


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Schütte Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schütte 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 Schütte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schütte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schütte Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the name Schütte 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 Schütte 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



Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Schütte were among of the early German families that came to North America:

Schütte Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Schutte, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Hermannus Schutte, who arrived in America in 1797

Schütte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anton Schutte, who landed in America in 1813-1820
  • Gesine Schutte, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Jos Schutte, who landed in America in 1836
  • Georg Victor Schutte, who landed in America in 1836
  • Charles Schutte, aged 24, landed in Missouri in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schütte (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schütte (post 1700)



  • Carl Otto Schutte (1887-1962), American road racing cyclist
  • Daniel L. Schutte (b. 1947), American composer of Catholic liturgical music
  • Friedhelm Schütte (b. 1957), former professional German footballer
  • Jan Schütte (b. 1957), German film director and screenwriter
  • Kurt Schütte (1909-1998), German mathematician
  • Thomas Schütte (b. 1954), German contemporary artist
  • Dick Schutte (b. 1947), Dutch politician
  • Michael Schutte (b. 1979), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Paul Schutte (b. 1989), Irish sportsperson
  • Arminda Schutte (1909-1995), Cuban classical pianist and pedagogue
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

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