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As with many 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."

Suess Early Origins



The surname Suess was first found in the regions of southern 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.

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Suess Spelling Variations


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Suess 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 Suess include Suess, Suss, Sues, Soeth (northern Germany) and many more.

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Suess Early History


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Suess Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Suess research. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1698, 1738, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Suess History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Suess Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Suess Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Suess were Josef Suess (1698-1738), who was the financial aide to Duke Carl Alexander of Wuerttemberg. Suess amassed a fortune in the Duke's service, but after the Duke's death was...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Suess 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



After the First World War, Austria became a republi c. 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 Ameri ca. 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

  • Balthasar Suess, who settled in America in 1737
  • Georg Suess, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1771

Suess Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Suess, who landed in Schuyler County, Illinois in 1853
  • Catharine Suess, who arrived in New York, NY in 1854
  • August Suess, who arrived in America in 1871
  • Philip Suess, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Suess (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Suess (post 1700)



  • Hans Eduard Suess (b. 1909), American geochemist, member of the U.S. Geological Survey in Washington (1951-55)
  • Eduard Suess (1831-1914), English geologist, eponym of the Suess crater on the Moon and a crater on Mars

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Suess Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Suess 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 18 January 2016 at 21:25.

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