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The surname Marotz was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Brabant, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Eindhoven, Helmund and Tilburg. Historically one province, it is now North and South, the north being a part of Holland. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Marotz, Marot, Marotte, Merode, Merot, Mertz, Mauritz and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marotz research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1473, 1646, and 1727 are included under the topic Early Marotz History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Mauritz, who settled in New York in 1659; Jean Marot, who settled in Virginia in 1700; Anna Catharina Mertz, who arrived in New York in 1710; Descendre Marotte, who came to New Orleans in 1727.

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  • Robert G. Marotz, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Shawano County; Elected unopposed 1948; Elected 1956; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1956


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  2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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  5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
  9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  10. 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).
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