occupational name for an official in charge of weights and measures, from the French word "peiser," to weigh.
Early Origins of the Petzer family
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.
Early History of the Petzer family
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Petzer Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pitzer, Petz, Petzinger, Pitter, Pazer, Pazzi and many more.
Early Notables of the Petzer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Petzer family to the New World and Oceana
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Petzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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