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Gotz Early Origins



The surname Gotz 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.

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Gotz Spelling Variations


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Gotz Spelling Variations



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

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Gotz Early History


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Gotz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gotz research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1480, 1562, 1591, 1633, 1635, 1662, 1717, 1721, 1722, 1781, and 1786 are included under the topic Early Gotz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gotz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gotz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Gotz 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...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gotz 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:

Gotz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gilbert Gotz, aged 9, landed in New York, NY in 1889

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gotz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gotz (post 1700)



  • Leonhard "Leo" Götz (1883-1962), German painter

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Gotz Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    11. ...

    The Gotz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gotz 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 29 July 2015 at 21:09.

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