Moritz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Moritz family

The surname Moritz was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Moritz family

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Moritz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mirizzi, Morizzi, Morizzie, Mirizzie, Morizziz, Mirizziz, Moritzi, Moritz, Morritz and many more.

Early Notables of the Moritz family (pre 1700)

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United States Moritz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moritz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nicholas Moritz, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Johannes Moritz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Ludwig Moritz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Johan Georg Moritz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Christian Moritz, who landed in North Carolina in 1763 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Moritz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Clara Moritz, who arrived in America in 1836 [1]
  • Jean Adam Moritz, who arrived in America in 1842
  • Gottfried Matthias Moritz, who landed in America in 1843 [1]
  • Jeanette Moritz, who settled in New York, NY in 1851
  • Carl Moritz, who landed in New York, NY in 1852 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Moritz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alfred Moritz, who settled in Illinois in 1930
  • Anna Louise Moritz, who settled in Illinois in 1933

Canada Moritz migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moritz Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Paul Moritz, who landed in Quebec in 1850

Contemporary Notables of the name Moritz (post 1700) +

  • Theodore Leo Moritz (1892-1982), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 32nd District, 1935-37 [2]
  • Michael Moritz, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 72nd District, 1980 [2]
  • Grover C. Moritz, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Adair County, 1950 [2]
  • George W. Moritz, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1901, 1903 [2]
  • Earl Moritz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1948 [2]
  • Christopher D. Moritz, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1948 [2]
  • Charles J. Moritz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1956 [2]
  • Theodore Leo Moritz (1892-1982), Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Louisa Moritz (b. 1946), Cuban-born, American actress
  • David Moritz, American film editor
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Heinz Moritz (1919-1941), German Maschinenobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
  • Günter Moritz (1922-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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