|Other variations:||Stussi, Stussy, Stusse, Stuessi, Stuessy, Stuesse, Steussy, Stussie,
Steussie, Stuce, Stucy, and sometimes, Stüssy.
One lineage has become Stasse and another chose Steesy. There may be others that are not listed.
|Misspellings:||Stucci, Stusce and any spelling ending -ey.|
|Place of Origin:||Linth River Valley of Canton Glarus, Switzerland.|
Based on an extract from the archives in the Swiss Canton of Glarus, here is a chart of the various family lines. The records indicate that the various families with the name cannot be traced to a single ancestor. However, it is noted that practically all of the originating lines are from villages in the Linth River Valley, the central valley of Glarus:
Prior to the keeping of detailed records, there are also Stüssi's in the Canton of Zürich before 1600. Although the one migration in the chart above is not responsible for this (that line having died out about 1450), and since these Zürcher families have the same coat-of-arms as their Glarner cousins, it is assumed (but in no way proven) that they also source from the same root family. Little more is known of these branches.
There was also a Stüssi in the play version of Wilhelm Tell (written by Friedrich von Schiller in 1803-04). Whether or not there's any historical record to back such an appearance is unknown, but I note that the events of the Wilhelm Tell legend took place about 1286 in the neighboring Swiss Cantons of Schwyz and Uri, and Linthal is the nearest Glarner village to both Cantons and we do have a Stüssi born in Linthal in 1301.
All of the variants listed occur in North America. Some were spelling mistakes while others were deliberately chosen by the descending families. Some variants may now occur in other regions of the world, although most appear in the United States. For details pertaining to any particular variant, see its web site (should one be listed below). Web Sites for Variants:
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