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Jade History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Jade family


The surname Jade 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 Jade family


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Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1480, 1562, 1591, 1633, 1635, 1662, 1717, 1721, 1722, 1781, and 1786 are included under the topic Early Jade History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jade 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 Jade family (pre 1700)


Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Jade 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 Jade 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 Jade (post 1700)


  • Elle Jade Mulvaney, English actress, best known for her role as Amy Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street since 2010
  • Simone Jade Mackinnon (b. 1973), Australian actress
  • Jade Elizabeth Pettyjohn, American actress, known for her roles as McKenna Brooks in An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars
  • Jade Amelia Thirlwall (b. 1992), English singer, known for her work with Little Mix, a British girl group formed in 2011
  • Jade Etherington (b. 1991), British three-time silver medalist alpine skier
  • Jade Windley (b. 1990), British tennis player from Lincolnshire, ranked 159 (7 April 2014)
  • Jade Lemons (d. 2016), American rock musician, known for his work with Injected
  • Jade Cerisa Lorraine Goody (1981-2009), English reality-television personality
  • Jade Fairbrother (b. 1986), South African model and celebrity ambassador
  • Jade McSorley (b. 1988), British female model

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