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Bradz Early Origins



The surname Bradz was first found in Baden, where the name 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. The distinguished Bretz family held a family seat in Swabia.

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Bradz Spelling Variations


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Bradz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bretz, Bretzenheim, Bretzingen and others.

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Bradz Early History


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Bradz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bradz research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1774 and 1863 are included under the topic Early Bradz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bradz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bradz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bradz 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 or some of its variants were: Antonius Bretz, who came to Lancaster, PA in 1764; Friedrich Bretz, who arrived in New Orleans in 1867; Elizabeth Bretz, who arrived in Ontario in 1871.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    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. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Bradz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bradz 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 3 March 2014 at 10:57.

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