Gratz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Gratz family

The surname Gratz was first found in Provence, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the Gratz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gratz research. Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1547, 1667, 1707, 1710, and 1788 are included under the topic Early Gratz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gratz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Grasse, Grase, Gresse, Grese, Gras, Le Grasse, Du Grasse, Du Gras, DeGrace, Degrace and many more.

Early Notables of the Gratz family (pre 1700)

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Gratz migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gratz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Gratz, his wife and children, who settled in Philadelphia in 1749
  • John Gratz settled with his wife and children in Philadelphia in 1749
  • Johann Jacob Gratz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Andreas Gratz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Jacob Gratz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Gratz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mathias Gratz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1858 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gratz (post 1700)

  • Michael G. Gratz, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State Senate 7th District, 1980 [2]
  • Louis Alexander Gratz, American politician, Mayor of North Knoxville, Tennessee, 1889 [2]
  • Jacob Gratz, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 1st District, 1842 [2]
  • H. Tucker Gratz, American Democrat politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1951; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1956; Member of Democratic National Committee from Hawaii, 1963 [2]
  • Eugene C. Gratz, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 40th District, 1990 [2]
  • Karl Gratz, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 138 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Willis Gratz Sears (1860-1949), American Republican politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1901-04; District Judge in Nebraska 4th District, 1905-22, 1933-48 [3]

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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, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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