Schulze History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Schulze 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 Schulze family

The surname Schulze 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 Schulze family

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

Schulze Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Schulze family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the surname Schulze 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...
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schulze Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Schulze migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schulze Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Fr Schulze, who landed in America in 1837 [1]
  • Friederike Schulze, who landed in America in 1838 [1]
  • Johann Andreas Schulze, aged 50, who landed in America in 1839 [1]
  • Peter Schulze, aged 42, who landed in America in 1839 [1]
  • Elis Schulze, who landed in America in 1839 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Schulze (post 1700) +

  • Richard Taylor "Dick" Schulze (b. 1929), American politician, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1975 to 1993)
  • Dick Schulze, American entrepreneur, founder and chairman of Best Buy
  • Richard Schulze (1914-1988), German Waffen-SS officer during World War II, recipient of the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
  • Klaus Schulze (b. 1947), German electronic musician
  • Gottlob Ernst Schulze (1761-1833), German professor and philosopher
  • Friedrich August Schulze (1770-1849), German novelist
  • Franz Eilhard Schulze (1840-1921), German anatomist and zoologist, best known for his studies in xenophyophores
  • Frank Schulze (b. 1970), German footballer
  • Ernst Conrad Friedrich Schulze (1789-1817), German poet
  • Hans Elias Schulze (1688-1762), German organ builder, first of five generations who built organs
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Heinz Schulze (1920-1941), German Maschinenobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]
  • Heinz Schulze (1921-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]
Hindenburg LZ-129
  • Mr. Max Schulze (1877-1937), German Bar Steward from Frankfurt, Germany, who worked on board the Hindenburg LZ-129 and died in the Airship Fire [3]


  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
  3. ^ Hindenburg Disaster Passenger List | Airships.net. (Retrieved 2014, April 11) . Retrieved from http://www.airships.net/hindenburg/disaster/hindenburg-passenger-list/


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