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Early Origins of the Litz family


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.

Early History of the Litz family


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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.

Early Notables of the Litz family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Litz family to the New World and Oceana


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)

Litz Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • F. Litz, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Donna Anita" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 14th June 1863 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

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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  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)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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