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The German state of Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Strouse. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known in Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany, provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Strouse family.

Strouse Early Origins



The surname Strouse was first found in the Altmark region, where the family emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. One source suggests that the earliest origin of the name was in fact the Principality of Cologne; but other chronicles suggest the true origin to be the ancient province of Altmark, later the duchy of Brunswick. From the 13th century on the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made these territories landmark contributors to the building of the nation.

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Strouse Spelling Variations


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Strouse Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Strouse include Strauss, Straus, Strous, Strouss, Strus, Struss, Straessle, Struessgen, Striuss, Strius and many more.

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Strouse Early History


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Strouse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Strouse research. Another 278 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1337, 1575, 1580, 1749, 1789, 1790, 1804, 1825, 1827, 1835, 1849, 1870, and 1899 are included under the topic Early Strouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Strouse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Strouse Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Strouse during this time period were Christoph Strauss (1575-1580), who was a prominent Austrian composer at the Hapsburg court. In the 19th century, the Strauss family formed a dynasty of musicians and composers. Johann (1804-1849), a violinist and band leader, began the families...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Strouse 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



Since medieval times, the state of Prussia has played an important part in the history of Germany. The state's military powers were historically very strong, and endured until after the Second World War, when the territory was broken up and divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. A spurt of migration followed, with some Prussians going elsewhere in Europe and many others crossing the ocean to North Ameri ca. Most entered the United States through Philadelphia. Some remained there, while more moved on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others traveled to Canada and settled Ontario and the prairie provinces. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Strouse or a variant listed above:

Strouse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Strouse, who landed in Maryland in 1798

Strouse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Aaron Strouse, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • Samuel H Strouse, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1851
  • Abraham Strouse, who emigrated to America, in 1892
  • Harry Strouse, aged 6, who emigrated to America, in 1894
  • L. Strouse, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Strouse Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hannah Strouse, aged 52, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Emma G. Strouse, aged 47, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Leopold Strouse, aged 61, who settled in America, in 1907
  • George Strouse, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Emma Strouse, aged 49, who landed in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Strouse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Strouse (post 1700)



  • Gregg Strouse (b. 1973), American actor
  • Andy Strouse (b. 1970), former American soccer forward
  • James C. Strouse, American screenwriter and film director
  • Myer Strouse (1825-1878), American member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Jean Strouse (b. 1945), American biographer, editor and critic
  • Ronald L. Strouse, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 2000
  • Myer Strouse (1825-1878), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1863-67
  • Margaret Strouse, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Gratiot County, 1948
  • M. R. Strouse, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1916
  • David Strouse, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1896
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    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. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    11. ...

    The Strouse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Strouse 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.

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