Pitsch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Pitsch family

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.

Early History of the Pitsch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pitsch research. Another 143 words (10 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.

Pitsch Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Pitsch family (pre 1700)

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United States Pitsch migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • J C Pitsch, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pitsch (post 1700) +

  • Loren Pitsch, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 90th District, 1974 [2]


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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