Origins Available: Dutch
Early Origins of the Göllnitz family
The surname Göllnitz was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands
, whose principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. These were the locations of the seats of the old Counts of Holland, and so Brederode Castle near Haarlem, is the seat of one of the oldest families. There are many old and quaint towns in the province, including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In the later history of the surname, the family became a power unto itself and its members were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Göllnitz family
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Göllnitz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Goll, Gollen, Golen, Göleng, Golfin, Gollenhofer, Goller, Gölles, Golliz, Golling, Gollnhüter, Göllnitz, Gollmitz and many more.
Early Notables of the Göllnitz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Göllnitz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Göllnitz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johan Christian Gollnitz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Historic Events for the Göllnitz family
- Paul Göllnitz (1919-1941), German Musikobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details