Strouse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Strouse family

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.

Early History of the Strouse family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Strouse research. Another 154 words (11 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Strouse family (pre 1700)

Notable figures of the time with the name Strouse 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 climb...
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Strouse Ranking

In the United States, the name Strouse is the 8,098th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Strouse migration to the United States +

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 America. 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 [2]
Strouse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Aaron Strouse, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1846 [2]
  • Samuel H Strouse, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1851 [2]
  • Abraham Strouse, who immigrated to America, in 1892
  • Harry Strouse, aged 6, who immigrated to America, in 1894
  • L. Strouse, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1894
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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 immigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Leopold Strouse, aged 61, who settled in America, in 1907
  • George Strouse, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Emma Strouse, aged 49, who landed in America, in 1908
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Contemporary Notables of the name Strouse (post 1700) +

  • Gregg Strouse (b. 1973), American actor and producer from Long Branch, New Jersey, known for Saints & Sinners (2007), The Genesis Files (2010) and Desire (2006)
  • Will Strouse (1977-2015), American writer, known for The Traveling Salesman (2015-2016)
  • Charles Strouse (b. 1928), American composer of musicals, best known for co-writing the song Once Upon a Time in 1962
  • Andy Strouse (b. 1970), former American soccer forward who earned three caps with the United States in 1992
  • Jean Strouse (b. 1945), American biographer, editor and critic, fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts
  • James C. Strouse, American multiple award winning screenwriter and film director, known for Grace Is Gone (2007), People Places Things (2015) and The Incredible Jessica James (2017)
  • Myer Strouse (1825-1878), American member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Ronald L. Strouse, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 2000 [3]
  • Myer Strouse (1825-1878), American Democratic Party politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1863-67 [3]
  • Margaret Strouse, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Gratiot County, 1948 [3]
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  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from on Facebook