× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


Moretz Early Origins



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.

Close

Moretz Spelling Variations


Expand

Moretz Spelling Variations



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

Close

Moretz Early History


Expand

Moretz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moretz research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moretz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Moretz Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Moretz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Moretz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



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

Moretz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frank Moretz, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Bermudian" from Hamilton, Bermuda [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "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.).
  • Mrs. Frank Moretz, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Bermudian" from Hamilton, Bermuda [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "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.).

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Moretz (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Moretz (post 1700)



  • Chloë Grace Moretz (b. 1997), American actress and model

Close

Moretz Family Crest Products


Expand

Moretz Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ "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.).
  2. ^ "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.).

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

The Moretz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moretz 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.

This page was last modified on 15 November 2016 at 08:32.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest