The surname Gretz was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Antoine Gritz, who came to America in 1834; George Gritz, who came to Allegheny Co., PA in 1840; Anna Marie Gritz, who arrived in America in 1843.