Glatz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Glatz family

The surname Glatz was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. They were originally seated at Altdorf in Bavaria.

Early History of the Glatz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glatz research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 155 and 1551 are included under the topic Early Glatz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Glatz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Glatz, Glats, Glattz, Gletz, Glettz and others.

Early Notables of the Glatz family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Glatz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Glatz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glatz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henrich Glatz, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Henrich Glatz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
Glatz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Glatz, who emigrated with his family from Bremen, Germany, and arrived in New York in 1850
  • Caroline Glatz, who immigrated to Indiana in 1882

Canada Glatz migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glatz Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Henderick and Anna Elizh Glatz, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1752

Australia Glatz migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Glatz Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Carl August Glatz, aged 32, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Glatz (post 1700) +

  • Fred Joseph Glatz (b. 1933), former American NFL football player who played for Pittsburgh Steelers in 1956
  • Jacob Gregory Glatz, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 98th District, 2006 [3]
  • A. Heistand Glatz, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate, 1862-64, 1866-68 [3]
  • Helen Sinclair Glatz (1908-1996), née Hunter, an English composer and the first woman composer to receive the Royal College of Music's Albert Medal for Composition
  • Ilse von Glatz (1958-2014), Canadian actress, best known for her role as an Advocate in the 1988 science fiction TV series War of the Worlds
  • Ferenc Glatz (b. 1941), Hungarian historian, academic and former politician, Minister of Education of Hungary (1989-1990)


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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