Austrian family names, the distinguished surname Suess is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Austria were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Austrian and German patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The name Suess is derived from the Germanic personal name Süss, meaning "sweet."
Early Origins of the Suess family
Austria, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many lines of the same house founded different branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their contributions to society.
Early History of the Suess family
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Suess Spelling Variations
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 Suess include Suess, Suss, Sues, Soeth (northern Germany) and many more.
Early Notables of the Suess family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Suess family to the New World and Oceana
After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Suess were
Suess Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Suess Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Suess (post 1700)
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