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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

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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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Litz Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    11. ...

    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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