Maritz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Maritz family

The surname Maritz was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Brabant, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Eindhoven, Helmund and Tilburg. Historically one province, it is now North and South, the north being a part of Holland. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Maritz family

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Maritz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Marotz, Marot, Marotte, Merode, Merot, Mertz, Mauritz and many more.

Early Notables of the Maritz family (pre 1700)

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Maritz Ranking

In South Africa, the name Maritz is the 415th most popular surname with an estimated 17,319 people with that name. [1]

United States Maritz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maritz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francis Maritz, who settled in New York in 1832

Contemporary Notables of the name Maritz (post 1700) +

  • Paul Maritz (b. 1954), American CEO of VMware Corporation (NYSE:VMW), and a past senior executive at Microsoft
  • Gert Maritz (1798-1838), South African Voortrekker pioneer and leader
  • Manie Maritz (1876-1940), South African Boer General during the Second Boer War
  • Jean Maritz (1680-1743), Swiss inventor

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