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The ancient surname Gatsch is thought to be East German-Slavic in origin. It is most likely derived from a personal name, such as "Gaczko" or "Gadafrid." The progenitor of the name was probably the son of someone who was known as Gatz.

Gatsch Early Origins



The surname Gatsch was first found in East Germany, in the regions of Silesia, Prussia, and Pomerania, where the name is thought to have originated. The personal name Gaczko could be found in Breslau in 1328; it is therefore likely that the surname Gatsch emerged in this region shortly thereafter. The young Gatsch family was instrumental during this formative period, figuring prominently in the early history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval German society.

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Gatsch Spelling Variations


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Gatsch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gatz, Gatzke, Gatzka, Gatsch and others.

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Gatsch Early History


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Gatsch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gatsch research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 142 and 1423 are included under the topic Early Gatsch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gatsch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gatsch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gatsch 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: Jacob Gatz, who settled in Philadelphia in 1763; Christian Gatz, who was bound out as a servant in Philadelphia in 1773; Jean Gatz, who emigrated from Alsace to Louisiana in 1840.

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Gatsch Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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    The Gatsch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gatsch 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 24 January 2017 at 13:56.

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