Schlosser History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Schlosser family

The surname Schlosser 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 Schlosser family

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Schlosser Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Schlosser family (pre 1700)

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Schlosser Ranking

In the United States, the name Schlosser is the 5,255th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Schlosser is ranked the 3,926th most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [2]


United States Schlosser migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schlosser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Leonard Schlosser, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Johann Jacob Schlosser, who landed in America in 1732 [3]
  • Leonard Schlosser, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [3]
  • Leonhard Schlosser, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [3]
  • Joh Jacob Schlosser, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schlosser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Schlosser, aged 39, who arrived in America in 1839 [3]
  • Johan Peter Schlosser, who arrived in Texas in 1840-1850 [3]
  • Carl Schlosser, who arrived in Texas in 1845 [3]
  • Mich Schlosser, who landed in Texas in 1845 [3]
  • Josephe Schlosser, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Schlosser migration to Australia +

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

Schlosser Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Ferdinand A. Schlosser, aged 38, a clothmaker, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred" [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Schlosser (post 1700) +

  • Ralph Weist Schlosser, American academic, a former professor and president of Elizabethtown College
  • Art Paul Schlosser (b. 1960), American folk musician and comedian
  • Eric Schlosser (b. 1959), award-winning American journalist
  • Thomas Schlosser, American Democratic Party politician, Chair of Ohio County Democratic Party, 1975 [5]
  • Loretta Schlosser, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1956 [5]
  • John F. Schlosser, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 26th District, 1909-10 [5]
  • Harold L. Schlosser, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1952, 1956 [5]
  • Fred Schlosser, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1920 [5]
  • Frank G. Schlosser (b. 1901), American politician, Delegate to New Jersey State Constitutional Convention from Hudson County, 1947 [5]
  • David Schlosser, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2008 [5]
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALFRED 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Alfred.htm
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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