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Early Origins of the Goetzen family

The surname Goetzen was first found in Franconia, later Hessen, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. The family descends from Franconian German Knights who expanded their territories eastwards, eventually acquiring estates in Brandenburg such as Zehlendorf and Zuehlendorf. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Goetzen family

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Goetzen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Goetz, Gotz, Goets, Goeze, Goetze, Goetzen, Goetse, Gotze, Gotse and many more.

Early Notables of the Goetzen family (pre 1700)

Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Goetzen were Goetz von Berlichingen (Wuerttemburg, 1480-1562), a soldier and knight who owned castles across Wuerttemburg and Franconia and struggled with the Emperor and Bishop of Bamberg for power. His...
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Migration of the Goetzen family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andreas Goetz, who came to Canada in 1783; Friedrich Sebastian Goetz came to Philadelphia in 1755-56. Conrad Getz came to Philadelphia in 1732; as did Christian Getz in 1752..

Contemporary Notables of the name Goetzen (post 1700)

  • Andreas Goetzen (1866-1910), soldier, explorer, administrator, and eventually Governor of German West Africa

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