Schlusser History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

There are several possible derivations for the Schlusser surname. In some instances, it is no doubt derived from the Old High German "sliozen" meaning "to lock" or "shut," and the name was occupational for a locksmith. Alternatively, the name is also thought to be derived from the Middle High German word "schloss" meaning "castle" or "fortress," and as a name probably described someone who lived in a castle or was employed there.

Early Origins of the Schlusser family

The surname Schlusser was first found in West Prussia and Pomerelia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards 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 records show a Chuonrad Rufus faber qui dicitur Slosser in 1290, in records relating to Basel; and he is recorded again in 1294 as Cuonrad dictus Slosser.

Early History of the Schlusser family

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Schlusser Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schlusser, Schlüsser, Shlusser, Slusher and others.

Early Notables of the Schlusser family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Schlusser family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Jacob Slusher, who came to Belize in 1792; S. Slusher, who settled in San Francisco in 1852; Philip Slusher, who arrived in Indiana sometime between 1852 and 1861.


Contemporary Notables of the name Schlusser (post 1700) +

  • John J. Schlusser, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892 [1]


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


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