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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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glatz research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glatz History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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

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

Glatz Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Henderick and Anna Elizh Glatz, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1752

Glatz Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Carl August Glatz, aged 32, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria"

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  • Jacob Gregory Glatz, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 98th District, 2006
  • A. Heistand Glatz, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate, 1862-64, 1866-68


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  2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
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The Glatz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glatz 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.

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