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The ancient surname Gatz 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.

Gatz Early Origins



The surname Gatz 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 Gatz emerged in this region shortly thereafter. The young Gatz 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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Gatz Spelling Variations


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Gatz Spelling Variations



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

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Gatz Early History


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Gatz Early History



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

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Gatz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gatz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gatz 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 were:

Gatz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Gatz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763

Gatz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Gatz, who landed in Texas in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gatz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gatz (post 1700)



  • George W. Gatz, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Richmond County 2nd District, 1928
  • Konrad Gatz (b. 1910), German writer
  • Christiane Gatz, professor of plant physiology at the Albrecht-von-Haller Institute for Plant Sciences
  • Felix Maria Gatz (b. 1892), author and professor of art and music

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Gatz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gatz 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 November 2015 at 11:37.

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