Last name: SCHULZ

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SCHULZ : This last name is indexed 352,471 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SCHULZ : 1: German: status name for a village headman from a shortened form of Middle High German schultheize. The term originally denoted a man responsible for collecting dues and paying them to the lord of the manor; it is a compound of sculd(a) ‘debt due’ + a derivative of heiz(z)an ‘to command’. This surname is also found in some central European countries e.g. in Poland Czechia Slovakia and Slovenia where it is more common in Slavicized forms (see 2 below) and in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and the Netherlands. Compare Schultz.2: Germanized form of Czech Slovak Croatian and Slovenian Šulc (see Sulc) and of Polish Szulc surnames of German origin (see above).3: Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German name (see 1 above). It may perhaps have referred to a rabbi seen as the head of a Jewish community or to a trustee of a synagogue.

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