Arz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Arz 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 Arz family

The surname Arz was first found in Tyrol, where the name Arz became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. Over time, the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility.

Important Dates for the Arz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arz research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1648 is included under the topic Early Arz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Arz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Arz, Arzt, Arze, Arzz, Arzio, Arzze, Arzzio and others.

Early Notables of the Arz family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Arz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Arz family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Jacob Arzt settled in Philadelphia in 1751; Alois and Elisabeth Arzer both of whom arrived in New York, New York in 1876; Eugenio Arze arrived in Texas between 1850 and 1906.

Contemporary Notables of the name Arz (post 1700)

  • General Artur Arz von Straussenberg, commander of the Austro-Hungarian First Army in 1916-1917
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