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  1. schultheiss

    In medieval Germany, the Schultheiß (German: [ˈʃʊltaɪs]) was the head of a municipality (akin to today's office of mayor), a Vogt or an executive official of the ruler. As official (villicus) it was his duty to order his assigned village or county (villicatio) to pay the taxes and perform the services due to the ruler. The name originates from this function: Schuld 'debt' + heißen 'to order'. Later, the title was also used for the head of a town (Stadtschultheiß) or village (Dorfschultheiß). The office held by a Schultheiß was called Scholtisei, Scholtisse (around 1400), Schultessy, Schultissīe, Schultissei (15th century); Latinized forms: sculdasia (10th century), scultetia (13th century).The title first appears in the Edictum Rothari of 643 AD, where it is spelled in post-Roman Latin as sculdahis. This title reappears again in the Lombard laws of Liutprand in 723 AD. The title was originally spelled in Old High German as sculdheizo and in Middle High German as Schultheize; it was Latinised as scultetus or sculteus. Alternative spellings include Schultheis, Schulte or Schulze, or in Switzerland Schultheiss. It also appears in several European languages: In Hungarian as soltész, in Slovak as šoltýs and škultét, in Italian as scoltetto and sculdascio, in Medieval Latin as sculdasius, in Polish as sołtys, in Romanian as șoltuz, and in Dutch as schout.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Schultheiss is ranked #40976 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Schultheiss surname appeared 532 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Schultheiss.

    93.9% or 500 total occurrences were White.
    1.8% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 8 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    1.3% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.3% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Schultheiss in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Schultheiss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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