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This surname Reuss is an ethnic name, a variety of local name. This name translated roughly as "the Russian," and was undoubtedly given to someone who had moved into Germany from Russia at some point in the very early Middle Ages. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another barony would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Reuss Early Origins



The surname Reuss was first found in Saxony, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, with groups seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. Chronicles mention Konrad der Ruesse of Esslingen in 1324, C. der Reusse of Franconia in 1272, the knight Arnolt der Ruesse, born in Lahr in 1298, and Jacobus Reuss (Ruthenus) of Bruenn in 1360. Reuss is the name of two former German principalities which were, after 1918, amalgamated into Thuringia.

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Reuss Spelling Variations


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Reuss Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Reussner, Reusener, Reussen, Reussener, Ruse, Russe, Rusener and many more.

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Reuss Early History


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Reuss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reuss research. Another 370 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1264, 1292, 1571, 1722, 1751, 1778, 1790, 1804, 1806, 1816, and 1891 are included under the topic Early Reuss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reuss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reuss Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Reuss at this time were Johann August Reuss (b.1751), who was a State advisor and Ministerial Director in the Department of External Affairs at the courts...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reuss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reuss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Magdalena E Reuss, who landed in New York, NY in 1749

Reuss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adolphus Reuss, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1839
  • Anton Reuss went to Texas in 1846
  • Louis Reuss, aged 18, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Charles Reuss, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • J M Reuss, who landed in Texas in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reuss (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reuss (post 1700)



  • Jerry Reuss (b. 1949), American baseball player
  • Robert J. Reuss, American Republican politician, Mayor of North College Hill, Ohio, 1948-59; Defeated, 1959
  • Paul C. Reuss (b. 1906), American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1948; Judge of New York Court of Claims, 1961-64
  • Joseph A. Reuss, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1916, 1920
  • Henry Schoellkopf Reuss (1912-2002), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1948, 1960; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1955-83
  • Annie V. Reuss, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1924
  • Henry S Reuss (1912-2002), American politician who became the Deputy General at the Paris Council on the Marshall Plan during the aftermath of World War II. He was also the director of a bank and a prominent Milwaukee lawyer
  • Carl Friedrich Reuss (b. 1915), American sociologist and dean of the faculty at Wartburg College
  • Henri de Reuss -Schleiz, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Isabel Reuss (b. 1962), Mexican freestyle swimmer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Reuss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reuss Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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