Huss History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Huss is derived from the Germanic tribe of the Hessians.

Early Origins of the Huss family

The surname Huss was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Huss family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huss research. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1416, 1584, 1764, 1790, 1791 and 1854 are included under the topic Early Huss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Huss Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hess, Hesse, Esse, Hessel, Hesselin, Hesso, Hesler and many more.

Early Notables of the Huss family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Huss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Huss migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Huss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hanss Reinhard Huss, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Valentin Huss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744 [1]
  • Johannes Huss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Joh Friederich Huss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Joh Theis Huss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Huss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Swen Leopold Huss, aged 23, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1846 [1]
  • Thomas Huss, aged 19, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Bernard Huss, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1854 [1]
  • Antone Huss, who arrived in Minnesota in 1882 [1]
Huss Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William H Huss, who arrived in Mississippi in 1901 [1]
  • Joseph Huss, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1902 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Huss (post 1700) +

  • Pierre John Huss (1903-1966), American journalist, author and war correspondent during World War II; he interviewed Adolf Hitler multiple times during the 1930s and 1940s, winner of the National Headliner Award (1942)
  • Adam Thomas Huss (b. 1977), American television and film actor, producer, casting director, singer and writer
  • Clifford Judson Huss (1942-2008), American painter and sculptor of fantastic art who relocated to Paris in the mid 1970s
  • Henry Holden Huss (1862-1953), American composer, pianist and music teacher
  • Toby Edward Huss (b. 1966), American actor
  • J. J. Van Huss, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 16th District, 1918 [2]
  • Daniel Huss (b. 1979), Luxembourg footballer
  • Stephen Huss (b. 1975), Australian former professional tennis player Bendigo, Victoria


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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