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A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany, including the notable surname Lorenzen. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany, who were originally known only by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The development of Italian hereditary surnames followed general principles and were characterized by derivatives from one's given name. The patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common name types found in the region of Tuscany. This system of name-making was widely used because it linked well with the existing Feudal System and during the Christian era, many people named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Lorenzen came from the given name Lorenzo, which is derived from the Latin name Laurentius. The Latin name Laurentia was given to the inhabitants of a very ancient pre-Latin city by the name of Laurentum.

Lorenzen Early Origins



The surname Lorenzen was first found in the city of Florence.

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Lorenzen Spelling Variations


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Lorenzen Spelling Variations



In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Lorenzen include Laurènzi, Lorenzi, Lorenzo,Laurenzi, Laurèntis, Laurentis, De Lorenzo, Di Lorenzo, De Lorenzis, De Laurenzis, De Laurentis, Lorenzetti, Lorenzetto, Lorenzini, Lorenzìn, Lorenzin, Lorenzni, Lorenn, Lorenzato, Lorenzutti, Lorenzùt, Rènzi, De Renzi, De Renzis, Rènsi, Renzo, Renza, Renzetti, Renzini, Renzni, Renzulli and many more.

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Lorenzen Early History


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Lorenzen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lorenzen research. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1479, 1449, 1492, 1290, 1348, 1884, 1843, 1534 and 1583 are included under the topic Early Lorenzen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lorenzen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lorenzen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Bernardo Di Lorenzo, who became a prior in 1479; Lorenzo il Magnifico (1449-1492), a highly educated man and an ambassador to Rome and Naples. Ambrogio Lorenzetti was a Florentine painter born in 1290 who was highly influenced by the artistic style of the Byzantines...

Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lorenzen 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



Early records show that people bearing the name Lorenzen arrived in North America quite early:

Lorenzen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H C Lorenzen, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • J C Lorenzen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • P Lorenzen, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Paul Lorenzen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Erick M Lorenzen, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lorenzen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Peter Lorenzen, aged 49, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Terpsichore" in 1876
  • Mette Lorenzen, aged 49, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Terpsichore" in 1876
  • Mette Catherine Lorenzen arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Terpsichore" in 1876
  • Ane C. Lorenzen, aged 17, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Terpsichore" in 1876
  • Peter Lorenzen, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Terpsichore" in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lorenzen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lorenzen (post 1700)



  • Dorothy W. Lorenzen, American Republican politician, Delegate to Connecticut State Constitutional Convention 4th District, 1965; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1972
  • Anthony F. Lorenzen, American politician, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 2002
  • A. F. Lorenzen, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1952

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    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    4. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    5. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    6. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    7. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Lorenzen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lorenzen 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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