Schultz Family Name


The surname of Schultz is a German term for a village headman. The original Middle High German word was schultheize. This term initially denoted a man responsible for collecting dues and paying them to the lord of the manor. By putting together the term sculd which means ‘debt’ or ‘due’ and adding the term heiz(z)an which means ‘to command’ the word is created. This surname is also established in Scandinavia counties.

Other spellings include Schultze, Schulz and Schulze. The origins for Schultz families are Germany, Russia and Preussen.

In England the county of Yorkshire and the area of London have the greater Schultz populations. In Midlowthian county of Scotland are many with the Schultz surname.

States in the United States with Schultz names are York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri.

Most Schultz families were farmers in the 1880s.

Famous: David Schultz (wrestler), Johann Heinrich Schultz (18thcentury German academic, inventor of a primitive photogram), Peter C. Schultz (American inventor of fiber optics), Dwight Schultz (actor), George P. Schultz (U.S. Secretary of State from 1982 to 1989), Hermann Schultz (19thcentury German theologian), Howard Schultz (businessman, chairman of Starbucks and owner of Seattle’s Supersonics), Johannes Schultz (17thcentury composer) and Daniel Schultz (17thcentury artist).

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