The German surname Stutts is thought to derive from a Southern German word "stutz," meaning "a steep cliff;" thus as a name it was likely originally used for someone who lived near a steep cliff. There is also a Middle High German word "stutz," meanings "pushy." Names evolving from this meaning, the name would have been initially given as nicknames.
The surname Stutts was first found in Lorch, Ruedesheim, where the name is thought to have originated. The earliest known instance of this name was recorded in this city, where Helmannus dictus Stuz was living in 1319.
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of this family name include: Stutz, Stuz, Stutzman, Stutzmann, Stuzman, Stuzmann, Styz, Stytz, Stuetz and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Jacob Stutzman, who settled in Philadelphia in 1727; Anna Stutz, a German Mennonite living in Pennsylvania in 1735; Hans Stutz and his wife Barbara, who emigrated from the Palatinate to Georgia with their five children in 1741.