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Litz Early Origins



The surname Litz 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.

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Litz Spelling Variations


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Litz 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.

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Litz Early History


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Litz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Litz research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Litz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Litz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Litz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Litz 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:

Litz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Wilhelm Litz, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751
  • Johann Philip Litz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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Contemporary Notables of the name Litz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Litz (post 1700)



  • A.K. Litz, American Chief Photographer's Mate of Operation Highjump in 1946-1947, eponym of the Litz Glacier, Antarctica
  • John Litz (b. 1961), United States Democratic Party politician, State Representative in Tennessee
  • Robert Joseph Litz (1950-2012), American playwright, screenwriter, director and critic
  • Artha Benson "Deacon" Litz (1897-1967), American Indy 500 racecar driver, active in the 1920s and 1930s
  • Thomas Litz (b. 1945), American former figure skater, silver medalist at the 1963 North American Championships
  • A. Walton Litz (b. 1929), American Rhodes Scholar, literary historian, and critic
  • Jürgen Litz (b. 1938), German gold medalist rower at the 1960 Summer Olympics
  • Nadia Litz (b. 1979), Canadian actress

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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
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The Litz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Litz 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 9 July 2016 at 21:17.

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