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

Gortz Early Origins



The surname Gortz 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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Gortz Spelling Variations


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Gortz Spelling Variations



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

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Gortz Early History


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Gortz Early History



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

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Gortz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gortz Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Gortz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Sebastian Gortz, who came Philadelphia in 1794

Gortz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinrick Gortz, who came to Philadelphia in 1848
  • Herm Gortz, who landed in America in 1849
  • Elisabeth Gortz, aged 39, landed in New York, NY in 1875
  • Florentina Gortz, aged 9, arrived in New York, NY in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gortz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gortz (post 1700)



  • Hermann Görtz (1890-1947), German spy in Britain and Ireland during World War II

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Gortz Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Gortz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gortz 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 18 April 2015 at 14:28.

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