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Where did the Dutch Marotz family come from? What is the Dutch Marotz family crest and coat of arms? When did the Marotz family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Marotz family history?


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

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.


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.


More information is included under the topic Early Marotz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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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The Marotz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marotz Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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