The name Shoss 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 Shoss family
The surname Shoss 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 medaieval name "Schultheis" which meant "town-mayor."
Early History of the Shoss family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shoss research.Another 539 words (38 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 Shoss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Shoss Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schultz, Schultheis, Schultes, Schultz, Schultze, Schulz, Scholz and many more.
Early Notables of the Shoss family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time with the surname Shoss 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 Shoss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Shoss family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Esther Susanna Schultheis, who came to America with her five children in 1709. The first bearer of the variation "Schultz" to arrive was Anna Elizabeth Schultz, who came to New York City in 1710. Other Schultz members arrived in Philadelphia after 1725.