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The Goertz surname is habitational name, derived from any of various places so named in eastern and northern Germany.

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The surname Goertz was first found in the Fulda region, where this family name was associated with an ancient family of Knights in the 9th century, who possessed the estate Schlitz.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gortz, Goerts, Goertze, Gortze and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goertz research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1630, 1668, 1719, and 1726 are included under the topic Early Goertz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goertz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goertz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Goertz, who sailed to New York in 1874
  • David Goertz, aged 36, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Erik Goertz, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1894

Goertz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Goertz, aged 8, who settled in America from Waldheim, in 1903
  • Arnold Goertz, aged 23, who landed in America from W. Gladbach, Germany, in 1913
  • Johanna Goertz, aged 58, who landed in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1914
  • Joseph A. Goertz, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Jacob C. Goertz, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1919
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  • Cheryl Ann Goertz, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1972
  • Augustus F Goertz, American artist
  • Albrecht Graf Goertz (1914-2006), German designed cars for BMW
  • Raymond Goertz, early robotics engineer
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    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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