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Type Surname
Scripts שולץ(Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. Sh-ults  [key]
Other Forms FormsSchultz, Schults, Shultz, Schuldt, Schulte, Schulten, Schultheis, Schultheiß, Schultze, Schulz, Shulze, Schulzke, Šulc, Szulc, Scholz, Sholz, Schulteize

Meaning & History

The name Shults comes from one of those ancient dukedoms, territories and states that would eventually form a part of present day Germany. At its birth in the Middle Ages, it was used to indicate someone who worked as a town-mayor derived from the medieval name "Schultheis" which has the same meaning.

Schulz is a common German and Jewish-Ashkenazi family name in Northern Germany. The German word Schulz originates from the local official known as Schultheiß or (Dorf-)Schulz(e), a local law enforcement officer like a police officer, magistrate, bailiff or mayor.

The name is very common among Germans, Ashkenazi Jews, Swiss people, Northern Italians, Southern Scandinavians, and people of pure British descent.
Added 6/5/2017 by Heath Shults
Edited 3/6/2020 by Mike C