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The bountiful region surrounding the Rhine river is the birthplace of the name Schuetz. A single name was, at one time, all that people needed. However, increasing ease of travel and the burgeoning populations forced people to adopt a hereditary surname to set themselves apart from others. A common form of surname found in the Rhineland was the local name, a name taken on from a place-name. Originally denoting the proprietorship of a village or estate, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Schuetz was given to someone who lived in the region of Schuetz in various areas of Germany.

Schuetz Early Origins



The surname Schuetz 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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Schuetz Spelling Variations


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Schuetz Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Schuetz include Schuetze, Schuett, Schuette, Schuetzmann and others.

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Schuetz Early History


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Schuetz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schuetz 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 Schuetz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schuetz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schuetz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the name Schuetz 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 Schuetz 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



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from the Rhineland who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. Many of those who left the Rhineland to seek their fortunes in the prosperous and free New World settled in the major urban centers of the United States and Canada. In the United States, the settlers from the Rhineland passed through immigration centers like that of Ellis Island, most of them moving on to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, the majority of Rhinelanders settled in Ontario and the prairie provinces. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many important settlers to North America bearing the name Schuetz, or one of its variants above:

Schuetz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Schuetz, who arrived in America in 1709 at the age of 46 with his wife and four daughters
  • Conrad Schuetz, who arrived in New York, NY in 1709
  • Hans Adam Schuetz, who arrived in New York, NY in 1709
  • Elsbeth Schuetz, who arrived in Carolina in 1744
  • Christ Schuetz, who landed in America in 1750-1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schuetz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Geo Schuetz, aged 21, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Johann Peter Schuetz and Ludwig Schuetz went to Texas with his wife and two children in 1845
  • Adam Schuetz and Hein Schuette went to Texas in 1846
  • G H Schuetz, who landed in New York in 1850
  • Paulina Schuetz, who landed in New York in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schuetz Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Leopold Schuetz came to Canada at the age of 23 in 1783

Schuetz Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mathias Schuetz, who landed in Quebec in 1850
  • Thomas Schuetz, who landed in Quebec in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schuetz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schuetz (post 1700)



  • Udo Schütz (b. 1937), German entrepreneur and former race car driver
  • Tom Schütz (b. 1988), German footballer
  • Franz Schütz (1900-1955), German footballer
  • Klaus Schütz (b. 1926), German politician of the Social Democratic Party (SPD)
  • Felix Schütz (b. 1987), German ice hockey player
  • Günther Schütz (1912-1991), German Intelligence agent in World War II, part of Britain's Double Cross System
  • Tales Schütz (b. 1981), Brazilian football striker of German descent
  • Christoph Schütz (1689-1750), German pietist writer & songbook publisher
  • Caspar Schütz (1540-1594), German historian
  • Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672), German composer and organist
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. 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).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    11. ...

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