Early Origins of the Litzen family
The surname Litzen 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 Litzen family
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Litzen 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 Litzen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Litzen family to the New World and Oceana
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.