Martz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Martz family

The surname Martz was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the name Mertz became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

Early History of the Martz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Martz research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1646 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Martz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Martz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mertz, Merttz, Mertze, Merts, Mertzes, Merttz, Mertts, Merrtz, Meertz, Meertze, Merts and many more.

Early Notables of the Martz family (pre 1700)

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Martz Ranking

In the United States, the name Martz is the 3,875th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Martz is ranked the 7,154th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [2]


United States Martz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Martz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Martz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [3]
  • Simon Martz, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 [3]
  • Ann Martz, who settled in Philadelphia in 1773
  • Anna Margaretta Martz, who settled in Philadelphia in 1773
Martz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Barbara Martz, who settled in America in 1851
  • Anton Martz, who settled in America in 1853
  • Carl Martz, who settled in America in 1856
  • Albert Martz, who settled in Philadelphia in 1871
  • Paul Martz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [3]

Canada Martz migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Martz Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Adam Family Martz, who arrived in Saskatchewan in 1890

Contemporary Notables of the name Martz (post 1700) +

  • Judith "Judy" Martz (1943-2017), American politician, 22nd Governor of Montana (2001-2005), 31st Lieutenant Governor of Montana (1997-2001)
  • Edwin P. Martz Jr (1916-1966), American physicist and astronomer, recipient of the George W. Goddard Award in 1964
  • Gary Arthur Martz (b. 1951), American former Major League Baseball outfielder
  • William "Bill" Martz (1945-1983), American chess International Master
  • Mike Martz (b. 1951), American former NFL head coach for the Chicago Bears
  • Randy Carl Martz (b. 1956), American former Major League Baseball pitcher


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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