The ancient and distinguished German surname Lorentzen 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 Lorentzen indicates "son of Lorens," and was most likely first borne by the son of someone named Lorens.
Early Origins of the Lorentzen family
The surname Lorentzen 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.
Early History of the Lorentzen family
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Lorentzen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lorentz, Lorrentz, Lorenz, Lorentzen (Holstein), Laurenz, Laurens, Laverenz, Lafrenz, Lewerenz, Lohrenson, Lornsen, Lorant, Lorincz and many more.
Early Notables of the Lorentzen family (pre 1700)
Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Lorentzen 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 Lorentzen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lorentzen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lorentzen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Pauline Lorentzen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 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)
Lorentzen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Heinrich Theodor Lorentzen, aged 28, a mason, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEINWARDER 1849 aka STEINWAERDER. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Steinwarder.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Lorentzen (post 1700)
- Jurgen H. L. Lorentzen, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Zurich, 1921; Palermo, 1924 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Erling Sven Lorentzen (b. 1923), Norwegian shipowner and industrialist
- Peter Lorentzen (b. 1983), Norwegian professional ice hockey player
- Kasper Wellemberg Lorentzen (b. 1985), Danish professional footballer