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Litzau Early Origins



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.

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Litzau Spelling Variations


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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.

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Litzau Early History


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Litzau Early History



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

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Litzau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Litzau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Litzau 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 or some of its variants were: John Wilhelm Litz, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751. One bearer of the variation Litze arrived in New Orleans in 1822. Rudolph Litzer came to Philadelphia in 1737.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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    The Litzau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Litzau 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 22 October 2013 at 09:24.

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