Schultze History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Schultze comes from one of those ancient dukedoms, territories and states that would eventually form a part of present day Germany. At its birth in the Middle Ages, it was used to indicate someone who worked as a town-mayor derived from the medieval name "Schultheis" which has the same meaning.

Early Origins of the Schultze family

The surname Schultze was first found in Switzerland, where branches of this estimable family were elevated to the ranks of the nobility and came to possess great political influence. The name stems from the medieval name "Schultheis" which meant "town-mayor."

Early History of the Schultze family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schultze research. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1224, 1680, 1661, 1693, 1719, 1615, 1683, 1747, 1800, 1770, 1849, 1808 and 1883 are included under the topic Early Schultze History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schultze Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schultz, Schultheis, Schultes, Schultz, Schultze, Schulz, Scholz and many more.

Early Notables of the Schultze family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the surname Schultze were Jerzy Georg Daniel Schultz the Younger (1615-1683), Prussian painter of the Baroque era; Johann Abraham Schultz (1747-1800), a composer and conductor of the orchestra of Prince Heinrich...
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United States Schultze migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schultze Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Godfrey Schultze, who arrived in New York, NY in 1749 [1]
  • Gottfried Schultze, who arrived in New York, NY in 1749 [1]
  • H Conrad Hieron Schultze, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]
  • Carl Schultze, who arrived in America in 1777 [1]
  • Heinr Schultze, who landed in America in 1779 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schultze Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John H Schultze, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1801 [1]
  • W Schultze, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Mar Hermine Schultze, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834 [1]
  • Job Fredr Schultze, aged 2, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834 [1]
  • Bertha A Schultze, aged 7, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schultze Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Eduard Schultze, aged 21, who arrived in Chile in 1903 [1]

Canada Schultze migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schultze Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joachim Schultze, who settled in Canada in 1783

New Zealand Schultze 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:

Schultze Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Charles William Schultze, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841

Contemporary Notables of the name Schultze (post 1700) +

  • Charles Louis Schultze (1924-2016), American economist and public policy analyst, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (1977-1981)
  • Henry Schultze (1893-1959), American academic, President of Calvin College (1940-1951)
  • Bernard Schultze (1915-2005), German painter, co-founder of the Quadriga group of artists
  • Otto Schultze (1884-1966), German Generaladmiral with the Kriegsmarine during World War II, recipient of the Pour le Mérite during World War I
  • Kristian Schultze (1945-2011), German musician, member of the German New Age band Cusco, son of Norbert Arnold Wilhelm Richard Schultze
  • Sven Schultze (b. 1978), German professional basketball power forward/center, member of the German national basketball team
  • Captain Herbert Schultze (1909-1987), German U-boat commander of the Kriegsmarine during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, at the time Germany's highest military decoration
  • Max Johann Sigismund Schultze (1825-1874), German microscopic anatomist noted for his work on cell theory
  • Norbert Arnold Wilhelm Richard Schultze (1911-2002), German composer of film music, best known for having written the melody of the World War II classic "Lili Marleen"

Bismarck
  • Karl-Heinz Schultze (1918-1941), German Mechanikersobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]


  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. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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