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The name Shults 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.

Shults Early Origins



The surname Shults 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."

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Shults Spelling Variations


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Shults Spelling Variations



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

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Shults Early History


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Shults Early History



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

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Shults Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shults Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time with the surname Shults 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 Shults 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:

Shults Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Valentine Shults, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • John Cristian Shults, aged 30, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • David Shults, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Jerick Shults, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Melchior Shults, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shults (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shults (post 1700)



  • Isabel C. Shults, American Republican politician, Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1930
  • Howard M. Shults, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 4th District, 1952
  • Captain Roy G. Shults, U.S. Navy, Chief of Staff to the Commander, U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, 1962 and 1963, eponym of the Shults Peninsula, Antarctica
  • Genrikh Karlovich Shults (1929-1999), Russian seven-time gold medalist judoka

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Shults Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shults 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 14 October 2015 at 09:16.

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