As with many Austrian
family names, the distinguished surname Susser is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
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 Susser is derived from the Germanic personal name
Süss, meaning "sweet."
Early Origins of the Susser family
The surname Susser 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.
Early History of the Susser family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Susser research.Another 262 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1698, 1738, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Susser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Susser Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Suess, Suss, Sues, Soeth (northern Germany) and many more.
Early Notables of the Susser family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Susser 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 Susser Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Susser family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Susser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johan Jost Susser, whose oath of Allegicance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1754
- Johan Jost Susser, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Susser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Franz Susser, who arrived in New York, NY in 1867
- Francisca Susser, who arrived in Baltimore in 1873
Contemporary Notables of the name Susser (post 1700)
- Bobby Susser (b. 1942), American songwriter and record producer of music for children
- Siegfried Susser (b. 1953), German footballer