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The name Schuette comes from the Rhineland, an ancient region of Germany. In pre-medieval times, the Germans used only one name, but later they were forced by a growing population to adopt hereditary surnames; so as to remain distinct from the many others of the same first name. Local names were often chosen. They originally indicated land ownership, and frequently carried the prefix von, meaning "of" or "from," which is often taken as an indication of aristocratic lineage. Schuette was a name for some one lived in the region of Schuetz in various areas of Germany.

Schuette Early Origins



The surname Schuette was first found in the Rhineland valley, where this old family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Numerous family members bearing this name were prominent in social affairs. The family, as it spread throughout Germany, played a fundamental role in many regions as they emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System. Chronicles first mention Johann Scuette of Luebeck in 1319 and Woelfel Schuetze of Eger in 1320.

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Schuette Spelling Variations


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Schuette Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Schuette include Schuetze, Schuett, Schuette, Schuetzmann and others.

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Schuette Early History


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Schuette Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schuette research. Another 499 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1539, 1756, 1497, 1562, 1540, 1594, 1562, 1565, 1585, 1672, 1640, 1690, 1776 and 1847 are included under the topic Early Schuette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schuette Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schuette Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the name Schuette during this period were Katharina Zell née Schütz (1497-1562), German Protestant writer during the Reformation; Caspar Schütz ( c. 1540-1594), German historian, Professor of Poetry at the University of Königsberg from 1562 to 1565; Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672), the outstanding German composer of the 17th century, who wrote...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schuette 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



Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Schuette were among of the early German families that came to North America:

Schuette Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hermannus Schuette, who landed in America in 1764-1798
  • Andre Schuette, who arrived in Long Island in 1782

Schuette Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E F Schuette, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1832
  • Johann Gerhard Schuette, aged 36, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Wilhelm Schuette and Dorette Schuetten went to Texas in 1846
  • Henry Schuette, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1880

Schuette Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Floerence Aquila Schuette, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1912
  • Heinrich Schuette, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States from Lehe, Germany, in 1920
  • Irmgard Schuette, aged 9, who settled in America from Lehe, Germany, in 1920
  • Johann Schuette, aged 47, who landed in America from Zeesen, Germany, in 1920
  • Johanns Schuette, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Bueren, Germany, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schuette (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schuette (post 1700)



  • Paul August Schuette Jr. (b. 1906), American NFL football offensive lineman
  • William Schuette (1933-2002), American Olympic canoer who competed in the 1950s
  • William Duncan "Bill" Schuette (b. 1953), American Republican politician, current Attorney General of Michigan
  • Donald R. Schuette, co-discoverer of the Schuette–Nesbitt formula

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schuette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schuette 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.

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