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The name Schuster was born in the beautiful region of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslavakia. In the Middle Ages, many of the Bohemian were a part of the Holy Roman Empire, which was characterized by the Feudal System. Before this era, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Many people, such as the Schuster family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Schuster was an occupational name for a cobbler. The distinguished name Schuster is derived from the Old German word "schuoch" which means "shoe."

Schuster Early Origins



The surname Schuster was first found in Bohemia, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution in the development of the mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Schuster Spelling Variations


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Schuster Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schustern, Schustel, Shuster, Shustern, Shustel and others.

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Schuster Early History


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Schuster Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schuster research. Another 252 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1386, 1387, 1798, 1808, and 1810 are included under the topic Early Schuster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schuster Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schuster Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schuster 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schuster Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Schuster, who arrived in America as early as 1709
  • Johan Georg Schuster, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Jacob Schuster came to Philadelphia in 1740
  • Johann Nikol Schuster came to Philadelphia in 1741
  • Johan Nickel Schuster, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schuster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Georg Schuster, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1801
  • Joh Schuster, who landed in America in 1807
  • Wilhelm Schuster, who arrived in America in 1807
  • Ernst Schuster, who arrived in Missouri in 1836
  • Fr W Schuster, who arrived in America in 1837
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schuster Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joh. Geo. Schuster, aged 32, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"
  • Johann Schuster, aged 66, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schuster (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schuster (post 1700)



  • Philipp Schuster, American bronze medalist for gymnastics at the 1904 Olympic games
  • Guenter Schuster (b. 1918), German scientist who became Director-General of Research, Science, and Education in 1973 and Special Advisor to the Senate of Berlin in 1984
  • Sir Arthur Schuster (1851-1934), British physicist born in Frankfurt, Secretary of the Royal Society and was knighted in 1920
  • Sir Felix Schuster (1854-1936), British banker of London, member of the Council of India, chairman of the Central Association of Bankers, and was made a baron in 1906
  • Frank Schuster (1916-2002), well-known Canadian comedian, member of the comedy duo "Wayne and Shuster"

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Schuster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schuster 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 March 2015 at 13:55.

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