Strauss Family History
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Strauss Name Meaning
German: nickname for an awkward or belligerent person, from Middle High German struz ‘quarrel’, ‘complaint’. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German struze, German Strauss ‘ostrich’, hence a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of an ostrich, or (among the German nobility) a nickname for someone whose coat-of-arms featured an ostrich, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird. In some cases the Jewish surname was ornamental. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name, Strusso.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Traub, Straus, Stauss, Strouss, Straut, Strauch, Stoss, Krause