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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.

Schlusser Early Origins



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.

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Schlusser Spelling Variations


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Schlusser Spelling Variations



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

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Schlusser Early History


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Schlusser Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schlusser research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1360 and 1368 are included under the topic Early Schlusser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schlusser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schlusser Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Schlusser 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlusser (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schlusser (post 1700)



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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    The Schlusser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schlusser 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 09:16.

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