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The surname Luz was first found in Pomerania. Here, members of the "Luettich" family became quite prosperous.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lutz, Luts, Luz, Lutsch, Lutch, Luetz, Luets, Luetsch, Luetch, Luettich, Lotz, Lots, Lotsch, Lotch, Loetz, Loets, Loetsch, Loetch, Lutze, Lutsche, Lutche and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Luz research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1773, 1794, 1806, 1817, and 1881 are included under the topic Early Luz History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Luz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Juan Luz, who sailed to America in 1527
  • Alonso de Luz sailed to Peru in 1592

Luz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Maria DeLa Luz, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1857
  • Alejandro Luz, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1875
  • Johann Gottlieb Luz, who arrived in America in 1882
  • Johann Bernhardt Luz, who settled in North America in 1882
  • Alonso De Luz, who landed in Peru in 1892

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  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Luz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Luz 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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