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Shuff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Medieval Austria is the ancient homeland of the Shuff family. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Early Origins of the Shuff family

The surname Shuff was first found in Austria, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in Austrian affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

Early History of the Shuff family

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Shuff Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Shuff include Schiff, Schiffner, Schifer, Schiffs, Schiffe and many more.

Early Notables of the Shuff family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Shuff family to the New World and Oceana

Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Shuff or a variant listed above:

Shuff Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John L. Shuff, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Charles Shuff, aged 20, who settled in America from London, England, in 1908
  • Harry Shuff, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1913
  • Fred Shuff, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1923

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