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The Goertzen surname is habitational name, derived from any of various places so named in eastern and northern Germany.

Goertzen Early Origins



The surname Goertzen was first found in the Fulda region, where this family name was associated with an ancient family of Knights in the 9th century, who possessed the estate Schlitz.

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Goertzen Spelling Variations


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Goertzen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gortz, Goerts, Goertze, Gortze and others.

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Goertzen Early History


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Goertzen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goertzen research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1630, 1668, 1719, and 1726 are included under the topic Early Goertzen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goertzen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goertzen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goertzen 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:

Goertzen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Aganetha Goertzen, aged 2, arrived in New York, NY in 1875
  • Isaac Goertzen, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1875
  • Johann Goertzen, who landed in New York, NY in 1875
  • Peter Goertzen, aged 23, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1877
  • Helena Goertzen, aged 20, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goertzen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goertzen (post 1700)



  • Mary Lou Goertzen (b. 1929), American artist and peace activist
  • Kathi Goertzen (1958-2012), American longtime co-news anchor of Seattle ABC affiliate KOMO-TV
  • Glenda Goertzen (b. 1967), Canadian author of the children's novels
  • Kelvin Goertzen (b. 1969), Canadian politician in Manitoba
  • Steven Goertzen (b. 1984), Canadian-born, British ice hockey winger from Stony Plain, Alberta

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Goertzen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goertzen 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 1 December 2016 at 10:53.

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