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The surname Betz was 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.

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


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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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
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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
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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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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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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