Nimitz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Nimitz family

The surname Nimitz was first found in Silesia, where the name 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 Nimitz family

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Nimitz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Nimitz, Nimits, Nimitts, Nimittz and others.

Early Notables of the Nimitz family (pre 1700)

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United States Nimitz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nimitz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles H. Nimitz, who settled in South Carolina in 1847
  • Chs. Henry Nimitz, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1850
  • Charles Henry Nimitz, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1850
  • Charles Henry Nimitz, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1850 [1]

Canada Nimitz migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nimitz Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ilko Nimitz, who arrived in Quebec in 1896
  • Maria Nimitz, who arrived in Quebec in 1896
  • Michael Nimitz, who settled in Quebec in 1896
  • Ilko Nimitz, who landed in Quebec in 1896

Contemporary Notables of the name Nimitz (post 1700) +

  • Jack Nimitz (1930-2009), American jazz baritone saxophonist
  • Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz (1885-1966), American commander of the Pacific fleet in World War II, eponym of the USS Nimitz (CVN-68), the lead ship of the supercarriers


  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)


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