Schlossberg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Schlossberg family

The surname Schlossberg was first found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. Bearers of the name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs. The German word "schloss" has two meanings, "castle" and "lock," which lead to two possible origins for the name; it might refer to one who lived near a castle, or it may have been an occupational name, being given to a locksmith. The latter origin is by far the most likely for the Schlosser and Schlossmacher forms of the name, whereas the origin of Schloss could be either.

Early History of the Schlossberg family

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Schlossberg Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schloss, Schlosser, Schlossmann, Schlossmacher and others.

Early Notables of the Schlossberg family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Schlossberg family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Leonard Schlosser, who came to Pennsylvania in 1732; Jonah Schloss, who arrived in Indiana in 1876 and Michael Schlossmacher, who settled in North America in 1783..


Contemporary Notables of the name Schlossberg (post 1700) +

  • Joseph Schlossberg, American politician, Representative from New York 19th District, 1938 [1]
  • Joseph Schlossberg, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 3rd District, 1928, 1930 [1]
  • Joseph Schlossberg, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 9th District, 1904 [1]
  • David A. Schlossberg, American politician, Representative from New York 23rd District, 1946 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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