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The bountiful region surrounding the Rhine river is the birthplace of the name Shütt. 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 Shütt was given to someone who lived in the region of Schuetz in various areas of Germany.

Shütt Early Origins



The surname Shütt 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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Shütt Spelling Variations


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

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Shütt Early History


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Shütt Early History



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

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Shütt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shütt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the name Shütt 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 Shütt 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 Shütt, or one of its variants above:

Shütt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Shutt, who arrived in Maryland in 1670-1671
  • Jean Shutt, who arrived in Maryland in 1680

Shütt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Shutt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754

Shütt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Shutt, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Shütt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Walter Shutt, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shütt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shütt (post 1700)



  • William E. Shutt, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Illinois, 1893-97
  • Philip Leslie Shutt, American politician, Delegate to Iowa convention to ratify 21st amendment from Buchanan County, 1933
  • George W. Shutt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1868
  • Edwin E. Shutt, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Monroe County 5th District, 1909
  • Herbert Shutt (1879-1922), English first-class cricketer
  • Albert Shutt (b. 1952), retired English cricketer
  • David Trevor Shutt OBE , PC (b. 1942), Baron Shutt of Greetland, British Liberal Democrat politician
  • George Shutt (1861-1936), English international footballer
  • Carl Shutt (b. 1961), retired English professional footballer
  • Stephen John Shutt (b. 1952), retired Canadian ice hockey player, five-time Stanley Cup champion

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

Other References

  1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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The Shütt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shütt 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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