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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.

Lorentzen Early Origins



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.

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Lorentzen Spelling Variations


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Lorentzen 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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Lorentzen Early History


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Lorentzen Early History



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

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Lorentzen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lorentzen Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Lorentzen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Heinrich Theodor Lorentzen, aged 28, a mason, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lorentzen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lorentzen (post 1700)



  • Jurgen H. L. Lorentzen, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Zurich, 1921; Palermo, 1924
  • 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

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. 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).
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lorentzen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lorentzen 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.

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