Artz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Artz surname comes from the Middle High German word "arzet," which meant "a physician." It came into being as a family name in the 1300s, and was generally taken on not by full-time doctors, but by someone who practiced the healing arts.

Early Origins of the Artz family

The surname Artz was first found in southern Tyrol, where this ancient family had their seat and noble titles since the 11th century. Their ancestral castle lies in the Castelfondo region, and chronicles mention the Countess Himeltrud von Arz, who married Percifal von Kaldoess around 1007. The Bishop Vigilius of Trento lent the family lands in Kaltern, and Kaiser Friedrich I gave Ullrich and Arnold von Arz the castle "Arz" in 1185. Later, the main line of this family became known as Arz von Wasegg.

Important Dates for the Artz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Artz research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1703, 1812, and 1842 are included under the topic Early Artz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Artz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Arz, Artz, Arts, Artze, Arzt, Arzte, Arzen, Arzze and others.

Early Notables of the Artz family (pre 1700)

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Artz migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Artz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Artz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • John Artz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1762 [1]

Artz migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Artz Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Catharina Artz, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

Contemporary Notables of the name Artz (post 1700)

  • Alice Josephine Artz (b. 1943), renowned American classical guitarist
  • Claytee O. Artz, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1974 [2]
  • Burton L. Artz (b. 1948), American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1972; Socialist Workers Candidate for Michigan State Board of Education, 1974 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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