The name Schuetzman 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 others using the same personal (first) name. Local
names derived from place 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. Schuetzman was a name for some one lived in the region of Schuetz in various areas of Germany.
Early Origins of the Schuetzman family
The surname Schuetzman 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.
Early History of the Schuetzman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schuetzman 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 Schuetzman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Schuetzman 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 Schuetzman include Schuetze, Schuett, Schuette, Schuetzmann and others.
Early Notables of the Schuetzman family (pre 1700)
Notables with the name Schuetzman 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 Schuetzman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Schuetzman family to the New World and Oceana
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 Schuetzman were among of the early German families that came to North America: John Schuetz, who arrived in England
or America in 1709 at the age of 46 with his wife and four daughters. Leopold Schuetz came to Canada at the age of 23 in 1783. Many of the Schuetz family emigrated to Texas, among them: Johann Peter Schuetz and Ludwig Schuetz with his wife and two children in 1845.