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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Afatz family. The Afatz surname evolved as a local name for a family that lived near a prominent ash tree. The name Afatz is derived from the Old German word asc, which means ash tree. The local name originated in Bavaria, a region characterized by feudalism, chivalry, and knighthood. Land proprietorship and management were the sole source of wealth and power in the Middle Ages and the Afatz family, as noble landowners, became prestigious members of the landed aristocracy.

Afatz Early Origins



The surname Afatz was first found in Bavaria, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Afatz Early History


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Afatz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Afatz research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 179 and 1794 are included under the topic Early Afatz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Afatz Spelling Variations


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Afatz Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Afatz include Aschau, Aschaue, Aschaues, Asschau, Achau, Achaue, Aschauer and many more.

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Afatz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Afatz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Afatz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Afatz or a variant listed above: Friedrich Aschauer, who landed in Texas in 1846.

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