Schott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished German surname Schott is of three distinct origins. Firstly, the name Schott is derived from the German "Schott," meaning "Scotsman." In this instance, the name would have been originally borne by one of the many Scottish immigrants to Germany during the Middle Ages. The name Schott may also be derived from the Low German word "Schott," meaning "a floodgate or drain," and would therefore have been initially borne by someone living near a floodgate. Finally, the name may be derived from "Schotte," the name of a town located in Giessen; in this instance, the initial bearer would have been a resident of this town.

Early Origins of the Schott family

The surname Schott was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Schott family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schott research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1570, 1696, 1682, 1693, 1812, 1822, 1427, 1504, 1608 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Schott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schott Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: von Schott, Schott, Schotte, Schött, Schötte and many more.

Early Notables of the Schott family (pre 1700)

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Schott migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Schott, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Johann Nickel Schott, who arrived in America in 1739 [1]
  • Ludwig Schott, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742 [1]
  • Captain John Paul Schott (c. 1744-1829), who arrived in American before 1776, and fought in the Revolutionary War
  • Freideric Schott, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Conrad Schott, who landed in America in 1832 [1]
  • Kilian Schott, who landed in America in 1834 [1]
  • Wilhelm, I Schott, who landed in America in 1834 [1]
  • Wilhelm Schott, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1850 [1]
  • Emil Schott, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Schott migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schott Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Alberta Schott, aged 16, who landed in New York, NY in 1893

New Zealand Schott migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Schott Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Schott, Australian settler travelling from Sydney aboard the ship "Earl of Lonsdale" arriving in Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand on 11th April 1841 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Schott (post 1700) +

  • Marge Schott, American long-standing owner of the Cincinnati Red professional baseball team
  • William Walter Schott (b. 1894), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Frankfort, 1922-23; Palermo, 1923-24, 1924-25; Gibraltar, 1924; Naples, 1925-27; U.S. Consul in Naples, 1927-28 [3]
  • Tobias Schott, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1912 [3]
  • Peter Schott, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1972, 1996 [3]
  • Kirk Schott, American Republican politician, Chair of Ontonagon County Republican Party, 2007 [3]
  • George P. Schott, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1912 [3]
  • Bernhard Schott (1748-1809), founder of Schott Musis in 1770, one of the oldest German music publishers
  • Heinrich Wilhelm Schott (1794-1865), German botanist
  • Ben Schott (b. 1974), British writer and author of the "Schott's Original Miscellany"


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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