Schütte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the Schütte family
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.
Early History of the Schütte family
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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.
Early Notables of the Schütte family (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...
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Schütte migration to the United States +
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, who landed in Missouri in 1838 
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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
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Historic Events for the Schütte family +
- Otto Schütte (1919-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking 
- Heinrich Schütte (1913-1941), German Matrose Res. who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details