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The ancient and distinguished German surname Lorentz is derived from the personal name "Lorens," the German and Scandinavian variant of "Lawrence," a name of Latin origins denoting a "man from Laurentium." The name Lorentz indicates "son of Lorens," and was most likely first borne by the son of someone named Lorens.

Lorentz Early Origins



The surname Lorentz was first found in Hessen, where the family 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 earliest known bearer of the name was Lukas Laurencii, who was a painter in Mähren in 1447. In their later history, the family became a power unto itself and was elevated to the ranks of nobility as it grew in wealth and influence.

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Lorentz Spelling Variations


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Lorentz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lorentz, Lorrentz, Lorenz, Lorentzen (Holstein), Laurenz, Laurens, Laverenz, Lafrenz, Lewerenz, Lohrenson, Lornsen, Lorant, Lorincz and many more.

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Lorentz Early History


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Lorentz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lorentz research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1718, 1790, 1807, 1836, 1853, and 1854 are included under the topic Early Lorentz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lorentz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lorentz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Lorentz were Hendrik Anton Lorentz (1853-1928), who was a Dutch physicist. His theory of the "Lorentz transformation", a restricted theory of relativity pre-dating Einstein, was published in 1903. He won the...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lorentz 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:

Lorentz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Lorentz, who came to New York City in 1709
  • Johannes Lorentz, who landed in New Jersey in 1709
  • Moretz Lorentz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Peter Lorentz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Johann Peter Lorentz, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lorentz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Miss Lorentz, who arrived in Brazil in 1828
  • Albert L Lorentz, aged 21, landed in Alexandria, Va in 1849
  • Albert Ludvig Lorentz, aged 21, arrived in Alexandria, Va in 1849
  • William Lorentz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • Louise Lorentz, aged 34, landed in New York, NY in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lorentz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lorentz (post 1700)



  • Nelson Lorentz, American politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 44th District, 1926
  • Moses L. Lorentz, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 5th District, 1919, 1920
  • John Lorentz, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Weston, Virginia, 1826-30, 1834
  • Edward A. Lorentz, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Orange County 2nd District, 1919
  • Pare Lorentz (1905-1992), American film director, best known for his movies about the New Deal, a series of economic programs implemented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    The Lorentz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lorentz 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 23 November 2016 at 12:53.

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