Justus History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

As early as c. 1172, this name was used by judicial officers or judges and it is from this source the surname was more than likely derived. While there may have been Norman roots at La Justice in Normandy, the name was more likely an occupational name for someone who held the office of "the justice," in other words a judge.

Early Origins of the Justus family

The surname Justus was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, and Angus where one of the first records of the name was Patrick Justyce as a tenant of the mill at Kelso in 1472. Just two years later, Patrick Justice, a priest who witnessed an instrument of sasine in this shire in 1474. As the forename Patrick was not very popular at this time, these two references may be the same person. The lands of James Justeis and Thomas Justeis are mentioned in Scone in 1491.

Important Dates for the Justus family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Justus research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1450, 1567, 1600, and 1673 are included under the topic Early Justus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Justus Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Justice, Justine, Justus and others.

Early Notables of the Justus family (pre 1700)

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Justus migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Justus Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Justus, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
Justus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann Justus, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • Anthony Justus, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Maryland in 1840 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Justus (post 1700)

  • Larry Thomas Justus (1932-2002), American politician, Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
  • May Justus (1898-1989), American author of children's books; she received the Julia Ellsworth Ford Prize in 1935 and 1936
  • Carolyn King Justus, American politician, Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly
  • Jolie L Justus (b. 1971), American lawyer and politician from Missouri, Member of the Missouri Senate (2007-)
  • Jolie Justus, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2008 [2]
  • Jeff Justus, American Republican politician, Elected Missouri State House of Representatives 156th District 2012 [2]
  • Irving J. Justus, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Beacon, New York, 1934-37 [2]
  • Anna Justus, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1944 [2]
  • Julian Justus (b. 1988), German sports shooter at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Steffen Justus (b. 1982), German triathlete at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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