Gertz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gertz family

The surname Gertz was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the name Gartzen became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

Important Dates for the Gertz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gertz research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1721 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Gertz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gertz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gartzen, Gartsen, Gartzer, Gartser, Garzen, Garzin, Gertzen, Gertzgen, Gartson, Gertsen and many more.

Early Notables of the Gertz family (pre 1700)

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Gertz migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gertz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Seybert Gertz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Johannes Gertz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
Gertz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Gertz, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1838 [1]
  • M Cath Gertz, who arrived in America in 1844 [1]
  • Johann Gertz, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Josephine Gertz, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Daniel Gertz, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gertz migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gertz Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Hans Gertz, who arrived in Quebec in 1850
  • Andreas Gertz, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1898

Gertz migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Gertz Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Henrich Gertz, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870

Contemporary Notables of the name Gertz (post 1700)

  • Jami Gertz (b. 1965), American actress
  • Irving Gertz (1915-2008), American composer
  • Emily Gertz, American journalist and editor based in New York City
  • Elmer Gertz (1906-2000), American lawyer, writer and civil rights activist
  • Bill Gertz, American editor, columnist and reporter for The Washington Times
  • Alison Gertz (1966-1992), American AIDS activist
  • Elmer Gertz (1906-2000), American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention 13th District, 1969-70 [2]
  • Charles Gertz, American politician, Mayor of Reading, Ohio, 1942-57, 1962-75; Defeated, 1939, 1957, 1959, 1975 [2]
  • Anthony J. Gertz, American Republican politician, Mayor of Reading, Ohio, 1980-91; Defeated, 1991, 1995 [2]
  • Wanda Gertz von Schliess (1896-1958), Polish major and soldier of the Armia Krajowa
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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