Just History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Just family

The surname Just was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Important Dates for the Just family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Just research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1594 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Just History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Just Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Just, Juste, Justa, Justen, Juster, Justmann, Justenberg, Justet, Justi, Justingen and many more.

Early Notables of the Just family (pre 1700)

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Just migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Just Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Just, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [1]
  • Tho Just, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [1]
Just Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Just, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]
  • J August Just, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]
  • Friedrich Just, who landed in America in 1778 [1]
  • Conrad Just, who arrived in America in 1783 [1]
Just Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Just, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1808 [1]
  • Carl Just, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Dorothea Just, aged 45, who landed in America in 1839 [1]
  • Samuel Just, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1844 [1]
  • Joh Georg Heinr Just, who landed in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Just migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Just Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Charles De Just, who landed in Canada in 1611

Just migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Just Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Ann Just, aged 18, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

Just migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Just Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Sarah Just, aged 15, a domestic servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Emma Just, aged 21, a domestic servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849

Contemporary Notables of the name Just (post 1700)

  • Ward Just (b. 1935), American writer
  • Joseph Erwin Just (1916-2003), American Major League Baseball player
  • Ernest Just (1883-1941), African-American biologist who is noted for his contributions to marine biology
  • W. A. Just, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 8th District, 1923-26; Defeated, 1926 [2]
  • O. B. Just, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 41st District, 1945-46, 1949-52; Member of South Dakota State Senate 23rd District, 1947-48 [2]
  • Jennifer Just, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2008 [2]
  • Frederick W. Just, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Mankato, Minnesota, 1946-71 (acting, 1946-48) [2]
  • Frank H. Just, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1944 [2]
  • F. Ward Just, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1956, 1960 [2]
  • Florian Just (b. 1982), German pair skater

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Citations

  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 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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