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The surname Gatzke is derived from the Italian word "gatto," meaning "a cat." It was no doubt taken on as a surname after having been a nickname for someone who was in some way cat-like.

Gatzke Early Origins



The surname Gatzke was first found in Sicily (Italian: Sicilia), the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

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Gatzke Spelling Variations


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Gatzke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gati, Gatti, Gatto, Gatta, La Gatto, Gattelli, Gattini, Gattoli, Gattolin, Gattulli, Gattullo, Gattai, Gattei, Gatteschi, Gatiglia, Gattuso, Del Gatto, Gattico, Gattinara, Gattic, Gattola and many more.

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Gatzke Early History


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Gatzke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gatzke research. Another 391 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1589, 1400, 1171, 1771, 1909, 1905, 1902 and 1909 are included under the topic Early Gatzke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gatzke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gatzke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Giuseppe Gatti di Sesto Calende of Lombardy, who was raised to the nobility in 1771. Also of note were...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gatzke 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:

Gatzke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mich Gatzke, who arrived in America in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gatzke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gatzke (post 1700)



  • James E. Gatzke, American politician, Mayor of New Berlin, Wisconsin, 2000

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Gatzke Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gatzke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gatzke 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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