Germany. It was a common practice at the time to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, it is likely that the progenitor of the name Elze was a native of one of these cities who had settled in another region.
Early Origins of the Elze family
Lower Saxony, along the banks of the Leine River, where the ancestral home of the family is thought to be located. The earliest known bearer of the name was Ludeke Elze, who was a counselor of Brunswick in 1399. The young Elze family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval German society.
Early History of the Elze family
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Elze Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Elze, Eltz, Elz, Ellzey, Elzy, Elzey and others.
Early Notables of the Elze family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Elze family to the New World and Oceana
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Elze Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Elze (post 1700)
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