HISTORY OF THE SCHOTT NAME (Source www.surnamedb.com)
Recorded as Schott, Schotten, Schottner, Schottler, Schotteler, Schotter, and a patronymic in Schottli, this is a surname of pre 7th century Germanic origins. It has several possible meanings and origins. These include an occupational name for a gravel digger, although a more likely explanation is a dairyman or cheese maker who share the same origin in "schott". However the name may also have been locational and in this case both national and ethnic and to have originally described a Scotsman!
Locational names were very popular in the early days of the creation of surnames from about the 12th century AD, and identifying a stranger, particularly a foreigner, could not have come much easier than to call such a person by the name of the country from which they came. With the same word spelling being used for a number of different meanings, it is easy to see how in later times confusion arose as to a person's true background and nationality.
Possibly the very first known
recording of the surname in any spelling in the German registers is that of
Johannes Scotus of Dante in Holle, but given as being originally from
Our Schott family
Small numbers by a name refer to personal number in listing eg ANNA 3 SCHOTT ~ see 3
1. ~ ~ ~ MATHIAS SCHOTT was born on 11
October 1801 in Mantau 14,
Children of MATHIAS SCHOTT and DOROTHEA SCHIMON included:
MATTHIAS 2 SCHOTT, born 16 April 1821 in Mantau 14, Bohemia.
SCHOTT, born 1832 in
SIMON SCHOTT, born 3 December 1833; died as an infant.
MARIA SCHOTT, born 27 August
ADALBERT SCHOTT, born 30 November 1837 in Lischin; died as an infant.
MARKUS SCHOTT, born 30 November 1837 in Lischin; died as an infant.
SCHOTT, born 4 March 1839 in
JOHANNES SCHOTT, born 8 January 1843; died as an infant.
2. ~ ~ ~ MATTHIAS SCHOTT (MATHIAS) was born on 16 April
1821 in Celakovy,
Matthias, Anna and four of their children (Anna, Rosalia, Johann and
Joseph) arrived in
Children of MATTHIAS SCHOTT and ANNA VOGL included:
MARIA THERESA 5 SCHOTT, born 15 February
1848, Lischin 6,
ANNA 6 SCHOTT, born 18
September 1852, Lischin 6,
ROSALIA 7 SCHOTT, born 18 November 1854, Lischin 6,
MARGARETHA SCHOTT, born 26 July 1856; died 4 August 1856.
JOHN MATHIAS 8 SCHOTT, born 27 November 1861, Lischin
JOSEPH SCHOTT, born about November 1867 and died
shortly after arriving in the
CATHERINE TERESA (KATIE) 9 SCHOTT, born on 12 February 1870,
Matthias died on 1 July 1889 of Asthma and was buried at St Rose
3. ~ ~ ~ ANNA SCHOTT (MATHIAS) was
born about 1832 in Lischin 6,
Anna and Johann and their five eldest children arrived
> Refer to the WECH family for more information about the children of Anna and Johann.
Anna died on 4 April 1893 in Puhoi,
4. ~ ~ ~ DOROTHEA SCHOTT (MATHIAS) was born on 4
March 1839 in Lischin 6,
Dorothea and Josef and their three eldest
children arrived in
> Refer to the WECH family for more information about the children of Dorothea and Josef.
Dorothea died on 9 July 1900 and was buried at
5. ~ ~ ~ MARIA THERESA SCHOTT (MATHIAS
> MATTHIAS) was born on 15 February 1848, in Lischin 6,
Maria arrived in
Gregor arrived in
Gregor and Maria lived at Puhoi and later settled at
Kereta on the
Gregor died on 26 April 1914 in Tapu,
A memorial has now been erected at
> Refer to WENZLICK (family of Gregor John) for information about the family of Gregor and children of Maria and Gregor.
6. ~ ~ ~ ANNA
SCHOTT (MATHIAS > MATTHIAS) was born was born on 18
September 1852 in Lischin 6,
Anna married AUGUST J KESSLER on 28 October 1877 in
Children of ANNA SCHOTT and AUGUST KESSLER are:
o ROSA KAROLINE ELISABETH KESSLER, born 17 September 1872, Lewiston, Winona, Minnesota, USA; died about 1889, Lewiston, Winona.
(BABY) KESSLER, born About March 1874,
BERTHA BARBARA KATHARINE KESSLER, born 2 November
1877, Lewiston, Winona, Minnesota, USA; died 30 May 1973 Beaverton, Washington
AUGUST JOHANN JACOB KESSLER, born 12 October 1879,
FRIEDREICH WILHELM JOHANNES KESSLER, born 6 February
1881, Lewiston, Winona, Minnesota, USA; died 31 January 1971 Winona,
MINNA EMILIE KAROLINE KESSLER, born 20 November 1883,
Lewiston, Winona, Minnesota, USA; died 18 January 1973, Roseburg, Douglas Co.,
Anna died after 1878 in
7. ~ ~ ~ ROSALIA (ROSA)
SCHOTT (MATHIAS > MATTHIAS) was born on 18 November
1854 in Lischin 6,
Rosa married HEINRICH WEGMAN on 1 February 1874 in
Children of ROSA SCHOTT and HEINRICH WEGMAN are:
GERTRUDE WEGMAN, born March 1875, Olmstead, Minnesota,
USA; died 05 August 1875, Minnesota,
MARY WEGMAN, born 1 September 1876, Olmsted,
Minnesota, USA; died 08 May 1885, Minnesota,
JACOB WEGMAN, born December 1879, Winona, Minnesota,
JOSEPH WEGMAN, born 3 February 1881, Winona,
ROSA WEGMAN, born 1 February 1884, St Charles,
Minnesota, USA; died 27 April 1885, St Charles, Minnesota,
JOHN HENRY WEGMAN, born 15 February 1886, Winona or St
KATHERINE MAY WEGMAN, born 29 May 1888,
FRANCIS WEGMAN, born 10 February 1890, Winona,
Minnesota, USA; died Abt. 1958, Winona, Minnesota,
FRANCES WEGMAN, born Abt. 1893, Winona, Minnesota,
GEORGE WEGMAN, born 28 March 1897, Winona, Minnesota,
USA; died June 1971, Alhambra, California,
Rosa died in 1915 at
8. ~ ~ ~ JOHANN (JOHN)
MATTHIAS SCHOTT (MATHIAS > MATTHIAS) was born on 27
November 1857 in Lischin 6,
John married MARY ANNA WIEDEMANN on 3 February 1891 in
Children of JOHN SCHOTT and MARY WIEDEMANN are:
JOHN MATHEW 10 SCHOTT,
born 14 February 1892,
WILLIAM ANTHONY 11 SCHOTT,
born 04 January 1896,
GERTRUDE HELEN 12 SCHOTT,
born 02 February 1898,
LEO MARTIN 13 SCHOTT,
born 16 January 1900,
BENJAMIN JOSEPH SCHOTT, born 14 February 1903,
John died on 8 April 1911 in
9. ~ ~ ~ CATHERINE TERESA (KATIE) SCHOTT (MATHIAS
> MATTHIAS) was born on 12 February 1870 in
Children of CATHERINE SCHOTT and FREDERICK ROENTZ are:
ROENTZ, born 23 March 1894, St Charles, Winona, Minnesota, USA; died 24 August
1980 Bandon, Oregon,
ROENTZ, born 13 November 1896; died February 1967.
ROENTZ, born 10 June 1898, West Superior, Wisconsin, USA; died 25 September
1972 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon,
o IGNATIUS (NASH) ROENTZ, born 17 August 1900; died September 1963.
EBERHARDT (RUDE) ROENTZ, born 17 April 1904 Brainerd, Crow
o GEORGE PHILIP ROENTZ, born 28 December 1910; died November 1940. George married NANCY ANN CUARITY JANE CHEEK on 17 August 1928.
Catherine died in 1942 in
10. ~ ~ ~ JOHN MATHEW SCHOTT (MATHIAS
> MATTHIAS > JOHN) was born on 14 February 1892 in
Children of JOHN MATHEW SCHOTT and ALMA BURT are:
ALVIN MARTIN SCHOTT
ALICE MARY SCHOTT
John married ESTTELLA GRADEL on 11 January 1917 in
Children of JOHN MATHEW SCHOTT and ESTTELLA GRADEL are:
BERNICE ELAINE SCHOTT, born 1918,
SYLVIA CECELIA SCHOTT, born 25 November 1919,
EVELETH ELIZABETH SCHOTT, born 11 January 1923,
LORAINE VIOLET SCHOTT, born about 1924; died at approx 2 months of age.
John married GERTRUDE AGNES STAEHLER about 1929. Gertrude was the daughter of MATTHIAS STAEHLER and CATHERINE MUELLER.
Children of JOHN MATHEW SCHOTT and GERTRUDE AGNES STAEHLER are:
KENNETH EARL SCHOTT
RICHARD LAWRENCE SCHOTT, born 11 September 1932 in
PATRICIA ANN SCHOTT
WILLIAM JOSEPH SCHOTT, born 4 September 1937,
MARY ELLEN SCHOTT
ROSE MARIE SCHOTT
SUZANNE ELIZABETH SCHOTT
ELAINE D SCHOTT
DAVID EDWARD SCHOTT
DANIEL JAMES SCHOTT
11. ~ ~ ~ WILLIAM ANTHONY SCHOTT (MATHIAS > MATTHIAS > JOHN) born on 04 January 1896 in Utica, Lewiston, Winona, Minnesota, USA, and
William married AMY IZETTA HISLOP on 27 September 1919 in Winona, Minnesota.
Amy was born on 16 December 1899 in Pipestone,
Children of WILLIAM SCHOTT and AMY HISLOP are:
WILLIAM LA CLYDE SCHOTT, born 3 May 1920,
LORRAINE MAE SCHOTT, born 21 July 1922,
RICHARD HENRY SCHOTT
LE ROY ROBERT SCHOTT
William died in 1959 in
12. ~ ~ ~ GERTRUDE HELEN SCHOTT (MATHIAS
> MATTHIAS > JOHN) was born on 2 February 1898 in
Child of GERTRUDE SCHOTT and HERBERT FRITZ was:
EVELYN MARIE SCHOTT, born 2 September 1924,
Gertrude died on 26 January 1983. Herbert died 31 October 1984 also in
13. ~ ~ ~ LEO MARTIN SCHOTT (MATHIAS > MATTHIAS >
JOHN) was born on 16 January 1900 in
Children of LEO MARTIN SCHOTT and ELMA THERASA VOSS are:
ANNETTE LOUISE SCHOTT
MARY SCHOTT, born 4 August 1938,
Leo died on 29 March 1965 in
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