Lietz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lietz family

The surname Lietz was first found in Brandenburg, where the name 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 name possibly has its origin in the city name Lietzen in Brandenburg, but is probably much older than this mediaeval town, having its roots in the ancient Slavic tribes of the Silesian and Bohemian regions. In their later history the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Lietz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lietz research. Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lietz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lietz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Litzmann, Litzman, Lietzmann, Lietz, Litzke, Litzka, Litz, Litze, Litzer, Litzler, Litzerich, Litzerick, Litzau, Litzow, Lietzkow, Lietzke and many more.

Early Notables of the Lietz family (pre 1700)

Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lietz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Lietz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lietz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ernest Lietz, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]
  • John Lietz, who arrived in America in 1867 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lietz (post 1700) +

  • Ursula Lietz (b. 1940), German politician, member of the German Bundestag


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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