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Getz Early Origins



The surname Getz was first found in Franconia, later Hessen, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. The family descends from Franconian German Knights who expanded their territories eastwards, eventually acquiring estates in Brandenburg such as Zehlendorf and Zuehlendorf. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Getz Spelling Variations


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Getz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Goetz, Gotz, Goets, Goeze, Goetze, Goetzen, Goetse, Gotze, Gotse and many more.

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Getz Early History


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Getz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Getz research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1480, 1562, 1591, 1633, 1635, 1662, 1717, 1721, 1722, 1781, and 1786 are included under the topic Early Getz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Getz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Getz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Getz were Goetz von Berlichingen (Wuerttemburg, 1480-1562), a soldier and knight who owned castles across Wuerttemburg and Franconia and struggled with the Emperor and Bishop of Bamberg for power. His...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Getz 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:

Getz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Getz came to Philadelphia in 1732
  • Christian Getz came to Philadelphia in 1752
  • Christian Getz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752

Getz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Getz, who arrived in New York, NY in 1836
  • Mr. Getz, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Wilhm Getz, aged 22, landed in New York in 1854
  • Adam Getz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878
  • John George M Getz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Getz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Getz (post 1700)



  • Christopher Ryan "Chris" Getz (b. 1983), American Major League Baseball second baseman from Southfield, Michigan
  • Stuart Getz, American born actor
  • James Lawrence Getz (1821-1891), Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Gustave Getz (1889-1969), American former professional baseball player
  • Jane Getz, American jazz pianist and session musician
  • Kerry 'Hockey Temper' Getz (b. 1975), American professional skateboarder
  • Ileen Getz (1961-2005), American actress
  • John Getz (b. 1947), American Hollywood Film Festival Award winning actor
  • William A. Getz, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1964
  • George Getz (d. 1853), American politician, Mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania, 1849-53
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Getz


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Suggested Readings for the name Getz



  • Getz (Gates) Genealogy by O.E. Sunday.

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Getz Family Crest Products


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Getz Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    11. ...

    The Getz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Getz 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 26 June 2016 at 19:36.

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