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The ancient and distinguished German surname Lorenz 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 Lorenz indicates "son of Lorens," and was most likely first borne by the son of someone named Lorens.

Lorenz Early Origins



The surname Lorenz 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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Lorenz Spelling Variations


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Lorenz 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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Lorenz Early History


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Lorenz Early History



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

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Lorenz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lorenz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Lorenz 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 Lorenz 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:

Lorenz Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Georg Lorenz, who came to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1694

Lorenz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Lorenz came to Germantown in 1701
  • Christian Lorenz, who landed in America in 1778
  • Michael Lorenz, who landed in America in 1778
  • Timotheus Lorenz, who landed in New York, NY in 1782

Lorenz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Casper Lorenz, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Frederick Lorenz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1817
  • Peter Lorenz, who landed in Brazil in 1825
  • V P Ferd Lorenz, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Cath Lorenz, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lorenz Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Christian Lorenz, aged 29, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Franz Lorenz, aged 4, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Franziska Lorenz, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Johanna Lorenz, aged 26, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Maria Lorenz, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lorenz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lorenz (post 1700)



  • Thaddeus Lorenz, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 7th District, 1961
  • Steven Lorenz, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1949
  • Mindy Lorenz, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California, 1990, 1992
  • M. James Lorenz, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, 1980-81
  • Karl Lorenz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1960
  • Joseph H. Lorenz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 2012
  • Ira S. Lorenz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1924; Member of Republican National Committee from Wisconsin, 1924
  • George E. Lorenz, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Toledo, Ohio, 1886-90
  • Fred C. Lorenz, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1908
  • Francis S. Lorenz, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1960; Illinois State Treasurer, 1961-63
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    11. ...

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