Moretz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Moretz family

The surname Moretz was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in this region and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived. They were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Important Dates for the Moretz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moretz research. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moretz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Moretz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Morrett, Moret, Morett, Moretz, Moritz, Moreze and others.

Early Notables of the Moretz family (pre 1700)

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Moretz migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moretz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nicolaus Moretz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
Moretz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Frank Moretz, aged 31, who arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Bermudian" from Hamilton, Bermuda [2]
  • Mrs. Frank Moretz, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Bermudian" from Hamilton, Bermuda [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Moretz (post 1700)

  • Chloë Grace Moretz (b. 1997), American multiple award winning actress and model from Atlanta, Georgia, known for Let Me In (2010), The 5th Wave (2016), If I Stay (2014) and Carrie (2013)

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF65-RJZ : 6 December 2014), Frank Moretz, 05 Oct 1906; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Bermudian, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF65-RJ8 : 6 December 2014), Mrs. Frank Moretz, 05 Oct 1906; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Bermudian, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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