First, I don't know how to make the German double s symbol, would anybody be willing to email me at the above email address with how to do that on a reg 104 key US english keyboard?
Secondly, Nuss is, from what I am lead to believe not the true root name. Just Nuss was believed to have been shortened from Von Nuss, or Von Nsse (umlaut above u). There are also Nuss folks derived from Nussbaum, Nussen(umlaut), Nussberger, Nussreich, and possibly others. A lot of Nuss changed their names when immigrating to USA or Canada, or had it changed to suit the Ellis Island officials' whims. Of course, before Ellis island, the names weren't changed but were, in the case of my tree (originally Von Nuss), shortened for some reason unknown to myself or most others in my family.