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Where did the German Glatz family come from? What is the German Glatz family crest and coat of arms? When did the Glatz family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Glatz family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Glatz, Glats, Glattz, Gletz, Glettz and others.

First found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. They were originally seated at Altdorf in Bavaria.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glatz research. Another 189 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glatz History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Glatz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glatz Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Henrich Glatz, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Henrich Glatz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

Glatz Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Henry Glatz, who emigrated with his family from Bremen, Germany, and arrived in New York in 1850
  • Caroline Glatz, who immigrated to Indiana in 1882

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  5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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The Glatz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glatz Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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