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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Betz, Betze, Betzer, Betzen, Betzenstein, Betzhold, Betzler, Petz, Beitz and many more.

First found in Bavaria, where the name Betz.was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Betz research. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1603, 1677, 1733, and 1811 are included under the topic Early Betz History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Betz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Betz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Anna Maria Betz, who landed in New York, NY in 1709
  • Melchior Betz, who landed in America in 1738
  • Johan Wilhelm Betz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Hans Georg Betz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Matheas Betz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748


Betz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • J J Betz, aged 19, landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Henry Betz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • Adam Betz, who settled in New York in 1839
  • Jacob Betz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1841
  • Frederick Betz, who landed in New York in 1844


Betz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Emilie Betz, aged 15, landed in New York, NY in 1912
  • Helena Betz, aged 3, landed in New York, NY in 1912
  • Jakob Betz, aged 36, landed in New York, NY in 1912
  • Pauline Betz, aged 31, arrived in New York, NY in 1912

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  • Claire Smith Betz (1921-2014), American part owner of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team
  • Matthew Betz (1881-1938), American film actor who appeared in 125 films
  • Pauline May Betz (b. 1919), American tennis player, inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1965
  • Carl Betz (1920-1978), American actor, best known for the role of Dr. Alex Stone on The Donna Reed Show
  • Peter Betz (1949-1988), Philadelphia Phillies executive
  • Karl Betz (1907-1942), German Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Paul Otto Ferdinand Betz (1895-1944), German Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Franz Betz (1835-1900), German bass-baritone opera singer
  • Albert Betz (1885-1968), German Engineer, pioneer of wind energy technology
  • Hans-Dieter Betz (b. 1940), German experimental physicist and emeritus professor

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  • The Ancestors and Descendants of Herman Buechele and Mary Rehklau and Michael Kirchner and Barbara Betz by Ruth Buchele Doerr.
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  1. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
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The Betz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Betz 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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