The ancient and distinguished German surname lafrenz is derived from the personal name
"Lorens," the German and Scandinavian variant of "Lawrence," a name of Latin origins denoting a "man from Laurentium." The name lafrenz indicates "son of Lorens," and was most likely first borne by the son of someone named Lorens.
Early Origins of the lafrenz family
The surname lafrenz was first found in Hessen, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. The earliest known bearer of the name was Lukas Laurencii, who was a painter in Mähren in 1447. In their later history, the family became a power unto itself and was elevated to the ranks of nobility as it grew in wealth and influence.
Early History of the lafrenz family
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lafrenz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lorentz, Lorrentz, Lorenz, Lorentzen (Holstein), Laurenz, Laurens, Laverenz, Lafrenz, Lewerenz, Lohrenson, Lornsen, Lorant, Lorincz and many more.
Early Notables of the lafrenz family (pre 1700)
Prominent figures of the time who bore the name lafrenz were Hendrik Anton Lorentz (1853-1928), who was a Dutch physicist. His theory of the "Lorentz transformation", a restricted theory of relativity pre-dating Einstein, was published in 1903. He won the... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lafrenz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the lafrenz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Georg Lorenz, who came to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1694.
Contemporary Notables of the name lafrenz (post 1700)
- John P. LaFrenz, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 14th District, 1914-17 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html