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Kurtz Early Origins



The surname Kurtz was first found in Switzerland, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region.

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Kurtz Spelling Variations


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Kurtz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kurtz, Kurz, Kurtze, Kurze, Kurts, Kurcz (Bohemia), Kurctz, Kuertz, Kuerz, Kurzer, Kurtzer, Kurrtz and many more.

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Kurtz Early History


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Kurtz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kurtz research. Another 385 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1536, 1593, 1597, 1624, 1638, 1717, 1758, 1783, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Kurtz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kurtz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kurtz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kurtz 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:

Kurtz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Maria Elisabeth Kurtz arrived in New Jersey in 1709
  • Christoph Kurtz, who landed in New York in 1709-1710
  • Maria Elisabeth Kurtz, who arrived in New Jersey in 1709
  • Johann Christoph Kurtz, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Johannes Kurtz arrived in Philadelphia in 1727
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kurtz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wiegand Kurtz, aged 20, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Henry Kurtz, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1817
  • Ludwig Kurtz settled in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Lewis Kurtz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Ludwig Kurtz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kurtz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kurtz (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Guy Orth Kurtz (1894-1969), American President of the Artillery Board (1945-1946)
  • Irving Kurtz (b. 1911), American steel company executive
  • Bernward Ulrich Kurtz (b. 1936), German-born American architect
  • Efrem Kurtz (b. 1900), renowned American conductor who has conducted the Berlin and New York Philharmonics and acted as guest conductor for many other major orchestras. To his credit, he was also awarded a gold record for his recordings with the New York Philharmonic
  • Howard Kurtz (b. 1953), American journalist, author and media critic
  • Glenn Kurtz (b. 1962), American writer
  • Eugene Kurtz (1923-2006), American composer
  • Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1809-1890), German Lutheran theologian
  • Thomas Eugene Kurtz (b. 1928), American computer scientist who co-developed the BASIC programming language
  • William Henry Kurtz (1804-1868), United States Congressman from Pennsylvania
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Kurtz


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Suggested Readings for the name Kurtz



  • Lest We Forget by Thelma E. Kurtz.
  • The Jacob S. Kurtz Family by Lydia Kurtz Baer.

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Kurtz Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Kurtz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kurtz 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 15 May 2015 at 20:09.

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