Shütz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Shütz 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 others using the same personal (first) name. Local names derived from place 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. Shütz was a name for some one lived in the region of Schuetz in various areas of Germany.
Early Origins of the Shütz family
The surname Shütz 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.
Important Dates for the Shütz family
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Shütz 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 Shütz include Schuetze, Schuett, Schuette, Schuetzmann and others.
Early Notables of the Shütz family (pre 1700)
Notables with the name Shütz 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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Shütz 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 Shütz were among of the early German families that came to North America:
Shütz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Rudolph Shutz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739 
- Philip Shutz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 
- Johannes Shutz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 
- John Conrad Shutz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 
- Conrad Shutz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 
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Shütz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Henry Shutz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836 
- Jacob Shutz, who arrived in Mississippi in 1843 
- Frederick Shutz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 
- ^ 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)