The surname Bretzenheim 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
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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.