Recorded in over forty spelling forms including; Schult,Sculter,Schulz,Schultz,Schultze,Schulthe,Schulthiss,Scholtis,Schulte,Schout, Soltys,Sule,Sole,Scholzel,Schuling,Shouteden and Szulezewki, this is a medieval surname of pre 7th century Olde High German origins. It is recorded in its myraid spellings in Switzerland,Gemany,Flanders,Poland,The Nederlands and the Czech and Slovak republics. Deriving from the word schulheize the original meaning was a collector of dues and taxes on behalf of the lord of the manor,but by the 13th century it had the more specific meaning of head man or alderman of the village. The surname was also locational in that there were places called schultz or similar, the Polish version of Szulczewski specifically describing a family of landowners from Szulcz. Early examples of the surname recorded taken from authentic charters and registers include Godescalus Schulte,a burger of Hamburg in the year 1240, Cuonradus Scutus of Zurich,Switzerland, in 1258 Nicolas Schultetus, the Burgermeister of Chemnitz in 1357, and Klaus Schutz of Ratsherren near Stolp in 1476.
Scholtz Settlers in the 18th Century.
- Arnold Heinrich Scholtz, arrived in the Cape 1719.
- Joachim Scholtz,who landed in the Cape in 1720.
- Georg Scholtz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734.
- George Scholtz Jr. and Christopher Scholtz landed in Pennsylvania in 1743.
- Melchior Scholtz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743.
- Johannes Scholtz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754.
- Johann Friederich Scholtz, who arrived in the Cape in 1761.
- Lodewyk Scholtz, who arrived in the Cape in 1784.
Scholtz Settlers in the 19th Century.
- Conrad Scholtz, aged 43, landed in Missouri in 1884.
- Richard Scholtz, who arrived in New York, in 1850.
- Carl Scholtz, who landed in Arkansas in 1882.
Notables with the name Scholtz
- Piet Scholtz, served as Captain in the Anglo Boer War.
Researched and enhanced by Nicolaas Johannes Steyn.