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Opitz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Opitz family


The surname Opitz was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Opitz family


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Opitz Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Optiz, Opits, Opittz, Opitts, Oppitz, Oppits, Opitzes, Opitze, Opites, Opitt, Opittze, Oupits, Oupitz and many more.

Early Notables of the Opitz family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Opitz family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Opitz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Leonh Opitz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Maria Elizabeth Opitz, who landed in New York, NY in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Carl Opitz, who settled in New York in 1749
  • Carl Opitz, who landed in New York, NY in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Michael Opitz, who arrived in America in 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Opitz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Opitz, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Hermann Opitz, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Albert Opitz, who settled in New York, NY in 1861
  • Dorothea Opitz, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Joseph Opitz, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Opitz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Oskar Opitz, who landed in Arkansas in 1904 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Clara Opitz, aged 36, who settled in America from Dresden, in 1906
  • Ellie Opitz, who emigrated to America, in 1906
  • John Opitz, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Albert Opitz, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Burghamsdorf, Germany, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Opitz (post 1700)


  • Dietrich Opitz (1901-1992), German assyriologist
  • Rudolf "Rudi" Opitz (1908-1939), German lithographer, Nazi Party opponent
  • Lucille Opitz (b. 1977), German gold medalist speed skater at the 2006 Winter Olympics
  • Reinhard Opitz (1934-1986), German left-wing intellectual and social scientist
  • Simone Opitz (b. 1963), East German Olympic cross country skier
  • Ted Opitz CD (b. 1961), Canadian federal politician, retired Canadian Forces Lieutenant-Colonel
  • Franz K. Opitz (1916-1988), Swiss painter
  • Mark Opitz, Australian record producer

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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)

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