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The distinguished German surname Pitsch is of Polish origin. It is derived from "Pies," a diminutive of the personal name "Peterchen," and means "son of Pies." The name was brought into Germany at an early stage, and has become quite widespread.

Pitsch Early Origins



The surname Pitsch was first found in Silesia, where the name is thought to have entered into Germany from Poland. The personal name could be found in Silesia as early as 1372, when Petsche Seiler was recorded to be living in Liegnitz. The first records of the surname are slightly more recent; Bartel Pitsch was a resident of the city of Görlitz in 1504. The young Pitsch family was instrumental during this early period, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Silesian society.

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Pitsch Spelling Variations


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Pitsch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pietsch, Pitsch, Petsch, Pietsh, Petch, Pitch and others.

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Pitsch Early History


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Pitsch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pitsch research. Another 240 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1504, 1610, 1652, 1677, 1740, 1756, and 1788 are included under the topic Early Pitsch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pitsch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pitsch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pitsch 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:

Pitsch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F G W Pitsch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • J C Pitsch, who landed in New York, NY in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pitsch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pitsch (post 1700)



  • Loren Pitsch, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 90th District, 1974

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Pitsch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pitsch 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 21 October 2015 at 11:58.

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