Litzau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Litzau family

The surname Litzau 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.

Important Dates for the Litzau family

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

Litzau 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 Litzau family (pre 1700)

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Litzau migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Litzau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Pieter Litzau, aged 43, arrived in New York City, New York, N.Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [1]
  • Daniel Litzau, aged 33, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Rotterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [2]
  • M. Litzau, aged 15, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Madioen" from Barbados, British West Indies [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Litzau (post 1700)

  • Allen Curtis Litzau (b. 1982), alias The American Boy, an American featherweight professional boxer, older brother of Jason Litzau
  • Jason John Litzau (b. 1983), American professional boxer, former North American Boxing Federation Super Featherweight Champion

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Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QH-W24 : 6 December 2014), Pieter Litzau, 05 Jan 1919; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York City, New York, N.Y., ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QJ-22W : 6 December 2014), Daniel Litzau, 17 Feb 1919; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Rotterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66N-C31 : 6 December 2014), M. Litzau, 07 Sep 1920; citing departure port Barbados, British West Indies, arrival port New York, ship name Madioen, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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