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German term or phrase:Schultheiss
English translation:mayor
Entered by: JM Simon
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08:43 Jun 16, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Schultheiss
A type of job. Might be some kind of member of a town council. Also "Unterschultheiss" and "Oberschultheiss." Used in article on family history.
JM Simon
mayor
Explanation:
Schultheiss is an old word for the German "Bürgermeister", which is mayor in English. It was mostly used in rural areas where the population was small. It is still used in the south-west of Germany (Baden-Württemberg) in some areas, but it is considered as dialect.
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Summary of answers provided
namayorSonja Tomaskovic
namayor, deputy mayor, lord mayor
DPS
na(village) mayor
Kim Metzger
nachief magistrate
Vesna Zivcic
namayor, sheriff or head of town councilMike McDonald
namayor / magistrate
Elinor Thomas
najudge
Kim Metzger


  

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15 mins
judge


Explanation:
I did a Google search and found Oberschultheiss/Unterschultheiss is an old German term for a judge. "Vorwiegend mit richterlichen und exekutiven Aufgaben betrauter Vertreter der Obrigkeit.


    Google search: www.rzuser.uni-heidelberg.de
Kim Metzger
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15 mins
mayor, sheriff or head of town council


Explanation:
Head political/administrative figure in a coomunity too small to aspire to a 'Bürgermeister'. Also the name of a famous Berlin brewery whose company trade mark shows a 17th century incumbent of such a post, clutching a large tankard of their product.


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Mike McDonald
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Native speaker of: English
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Dierk Seeburg
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16 mins
mayor / magistrate


Explanation:
1) city mayor with judicial powers, judge.

2) magistrate

Hope this helps! :-)


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Elinor Thomas
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17 mins
chief magistrate


Explanation:
1. ... CHIEF EXECUTIVES. Schultheissen (1) (1) The Schultheiss chaired the meetings of the Regierungsrat/Council of Government - a collective leadership ...

www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Rotunda/2209/Luzern.html

2. Switzerland Local Leaders
... and Culture 1991-91 Statthalter (Deputy Chief of Government) 1992-93 Schultheiss (Chief of Government) 1996-97 Statthalter (Deputy Chief of Government) 1997-98 ...

hjem.get2net.dk/Womeningovernments/switzerland_local_leaders.htm

3. Johann Jacob Schweitzer: First Generation
... was born in Germany. Elesabeth died 1686. her father was the "Schultheiss" (Chief Magistrate) of the village of Ellerstadt.

www.users.bigpond.com/olavemil/switzer/d0/i0000491.htm



    Reference: http://www.google.com
Vesna Zivcic
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23 mins
(village) mayor


Explanation:
The dictionary below offers the above translation. Schultheiss is also a family name.


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Kim Metzger
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25 mins
mayor


Explanation:
Schultheiss is an old word for the German "Bürgermeister", which is mayor in English. It was mostly used in rural areas where the population was small. It is still used in the south-west of Germany (Baden-Württemberg) in some areas, but it is considered as dialect.


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Sonja Tomaskovic
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1 day 12 hrs
mayor, deputy mayor, lord mayor


Explanation:
"Schultheiss" is, as has already been pointed out, an old word for "Buergermeister" = "mayor", although "bailiff" is a also a possibility.
An "Unterschultheiss" was a "deputy mayor" or "vice mayor", while the "Oberschultheiss" was a "Lord Mayor".

All these officials also had certain judicial powers. For more information, have a look at the following site: Deutsches Rechtswoerterbuch, <http://www.rzuser.uni-heidelberg.de/~cd2/drw/frameset.htm>...
You frequently come across these terms in relation to ancestor tables/genealogies and might want to have a look at a few of those as well.

Another interesting site: "Old German professions"
<http://www.rootsweb.com/~romban/misc/germanjobs.html#O>

DPS
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