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The Blotz 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.

Blotz Early Origins



The surname Blotz 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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Blotz Spelling Variations


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Blotz 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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Blotz Early History


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Blotz Early History



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

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Blotz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blotz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Blotz 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:

Blotz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Blotz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Blotz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Friedr Blotz, who landed in America in 1850
  • Martin Blotz, who arrived in America in 1857
  • Georg Blotz, who landed in America in 1867

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blotz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blotz (post 1700)



  • B. Franklin Blotz (1889-1959), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1936, 1944, 1952, 1956
  • Arlington Blotz, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1956

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    The Blotz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blotz 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 November 2015 at 10:46.

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