Preuss History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Preuss family

The surname Preuss was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region Saxony. The name Preuss came from an ancient Baltic tribe of the name Prüsen, a tribe displaced by the German tribes in the 13th century. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Preuss family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Preuss research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1757, 1605, 1620, 1696, 1698, 1771, 1666 and 1737 are included under the topic Early Preuss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Preuss Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Preuss, Pruys, Preussner, Preussler, Preissler, Prutz, Preis, Preiss, Preisser, Preissler, Preissman, Prusse, Prussman and many more.

Early Notables of the Preuss family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Preuss during this time period were Mihael Preiss, Slovenian politician, Mayor of Ljubljana in 1605; Johann Preuss (1620-1696) a German itinerant...
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Preuss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Preuss migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Preuss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Preuss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Heinrich Preuss, who arrived in America in 1781 [1]
Preuss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • August Preuss, who arrived in Rio Grande (do Sul), Brazil in 1850 [1]
  • Leopold Preuss, who landed in America in 1857 [1]
  • Friedrich Preuss, aged 26, who landed in New York in 1858 [1]
Preuss Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Preuss, who arrived in Arkansas in 1904 [1]

Australia Preuss migration to Australia +

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

Preuss Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charles Preuss, aged 32, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [2]
  • Julia Preuss, aged 25, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Preuss (post 1700) +

  • Paul Preuss (b. 1942), American writer of science fiction and science articles
  • Josefine Preuss (b. 1986), German actress
  • Hugo Preuss (1860-1925), German lawyer and liberal politician
  • Konrad Theodor Preuss (1869-1938), German ethnologist
  • Christoph Preuss, German football player


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm


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