Getzen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Getzen family
The surname Getzen 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 Getzen family
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Getzen 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 Getzen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Getzen family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Cosyn Gertsen, who arrived in New York in 1673; Maria Getson, who came to Pennsylvania in 1732; Salome Gertsch, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1738; Gelle Getson, who arrived in Halifax, N.S. in 1751.
Contemporary Notables of the name Getzen (post 1700)
- Samuel W. Getzen, American academic and politician, President of the Florida Senate and Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives in 1929
- James "T.J." Getzen, American founder of The Getzen Company, a family-owned manufacturer and wholesaler of brass instruments in 1939
- J. C. Getzen Jr., American politician, Member of Florida State Senate 38th District, 1947 
- William Eric Getzen (b. 1932), more commonly known as Mburumba Kerina, a Namibian politician, academic, and author, Deputy Speaker of the Constituent Assembly of Namibia in 1989
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