Last name origins & meanings:
- German (Schütz): occupational name for an archer,
Middle High German schütze (from Middle High German
schützen ‘to guard or protect’), or alternatively an
occupational name for a watchman, from the same word in its original
sense, ‘guard’, i.e. the warden of a piece of common land or a night
watchman in a town.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from
German Schütze ‘archer’, ‘rifleman’. Compare 1.
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