Show ContentsNitschke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Nitschke surname comes from a popular Silesian short form of the personal name Nikolaus.

Early Origins of the Nitschke family

The surname Nitschke was first found in Bohemia, 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, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Nitschke family

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Nitschke Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Neitsche, Nietzsche, Nietsche, Nitsche, Nitche and many more.

Early Notables of the Nitschke family

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United States Nitschke migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nitschke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Nitschke, who landed in New York, NY in 1840 1
  • Daniel Nitschke, who arrived in New York, NY in 1840 1

Contemporary Notables of the name Nitschke (post 1700) +

  • Elmer C. Nitschke (1911-1982), American member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Raymond Ernest "Ray" Nitschke (1936-1998), American professional football player
  • Martin Nitschke, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 23rd District, 2010 2
  • Elmer C. Nitschke (b. 1911), American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Dodge County 2nd District, 1949-70 2
  • Homesdale Carl Nitschke (1905-1982), Australian and South Australia cricketer
  • Shelley Nitschke (b. 1976), Australian female cricketer

  • Herbert Nitschke (1921-1941), 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

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