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The Blitz surname comes from the German word "plötz," a type of fish. As such, the surname may have evolved from a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish, or as an occupational name for someone who caught or sold these fish.

Blitz Early Origins



The surname Blitz was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Blitz Spelling Variations


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Blitz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Plotz, Plots, Plotze, Plotzes, Plotse, Plottz, Plotts, Plootz, Ploots, Plottzes, Blotz, Blots and many more.

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Blitz Early History


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Blitz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blitz research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1790 is included under the topic Early Blitz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blitz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blitz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Blitz 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blitz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Enoch Blitz, who landed in New York, NY in 1709
  • And Blitz, aged 22, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Paulus Blitz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Johannes Blitz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Philip Blitz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766

Blitz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F R Blitz, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860
  • George Blitz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blitz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blitz (post 1700)



  • Jeffrey Blitz, American Primetime Emmy Award winning film director, producer and screenwriter
  • Julien Paul Blitz (1885-1951), American cellist, conductor, and teacher, the 1st music director of the Houston Symphony
  • Lenore Blitz, American Democrat politician, Member, Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008
  • Joseph Blitz, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 37th District, 1978
  • Howard Blitz, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2012
  • Phile Blitz (b. 1984), ring name of Philip Cartner, a British professional wrestler
  • Edouard E. Blitz (1860-1915), Belgium pianist, father of Julien Blitz

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Blitz Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    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. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Blitz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blitz 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 16:13.

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