Goertzen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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

Early Origins of the Goertzen family

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.

Important Dates for the Goertzen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goertzen research. Another 165 words (12 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.

Goertzen Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Goertzen family (pre 1700)

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Goertzen migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goertzen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Aganetha Goertzen, aged 2, who arrived in New York, NY in 1875 [1]
  • Isaac Goertzen, aged 26, who arrived in New York, NY in 1875 [1]
  • Johann Goertzen, who landed in New York, NY in 1875 [1]
  • Peter Goertzen, aged 23, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1877 [1]
  • Helena Goertzen, aged 20, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1877 [1]

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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Citations

  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)
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