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The Petzer surname was an occupational name for an official in charge of weights and measures, from the French word "peiser," to weigh.

Petzer Early Origins



The surname Petzer was first found in Galicia which lies in southern Poland on the northern slopes of the Carpathians. It was overrun by Monguls in 1223. The region is composed of Polish and Ukrainian natives, the latter being to the east. The Ruthenian nobles adopted the Catholic faith and the Polish tongue. The surname became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Petzer Spelling Variations


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Petzer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pitzer, Petz, Petzinger, Pitter, Pazer, Pazzi and many more.

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Petzer Early History


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Petzer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Petzer research. Another 318 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1628 and 1806 are included under the topic Early Petzer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Petzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Petzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Petzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Petzer, who landed in America in 1753

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Petzer Family Crest Products


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Petzer Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Sanford, George. Historical Dictionary of Poland. Poland: Scarecrow Press, 2003. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. White, Davis, and S. Jeanne. People of Polonia: The 1910 Census ward Two--Baltimore City Maryland, Part1. Baltimore, MD: Historyk Press, 1994. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland. Teaneck, New Jersey: Avotaynu, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-9626373-9-4).
    7. Davies, Norman. God's Playground: A History of Poland in Two VoGod's Playground: A History of Poland in Two Volumes. Revised Ed. London: Oxford University Press, 2005. Print. (ISBN 0-199253390).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
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    The Petzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Petzer 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 August 2014 at 15:22.

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