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The roots of the distinguished German surname Tetzlaff lie in the region of Pomerania. The name is of two possible origins; firstly, it is derived from the Slavic personal name "Teslaw," which is itself derived from "teha," meaning "comfort," and "slawa," meaning "fame." In this case, the surname would have originally been used to mean "son of Teslaw." Alternatively, the name is derived from "Tetzlaff," the name of a township in Pomerania.

Tetzlaff Early Origins



The surname Tetzlaff was first found in Pomerania, where it originated. During the Middle Ages, a man was often identified by the name of his city of origin; thus, it is likely that the progenitor of the name was a native of the township of Tetzlaff who had moved to another city in Pomerania. The young Tetzlaff family was instrumental to the development of medieval society in Pomerania, and played a major role in the history of the region.

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Tetzlaff Spelling Variations


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Tetzlaff Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tetzlaff, Tetzmann, Tetzke, Tetzloff and others.

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Tetzlaff Early History


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Tetzlaff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tetzlaff research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1633, 1777, 1837, and 1852 are included under the topic Early Tetzlaff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tetzlaff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tetzlaff Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tetzlaff 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:

Tetzlaff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Tetzlaff, aged 21, landed in New York, NY in 1893

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tetzlaff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tetzlaff (post 1700)



  • Teddy Tetzlaff (1883-1929), American racecar driver
  • Doris Tetzlaff (1921-1998), All-American Girls Professional Baseball League infielder
  • Dale H. "Ted" Tetzlaff (1903-1995), American Academy Award nominated cinematographer, son of Teddy Tetzlaff
  • Frank Tetzlaff (b. 1910), American engineer
  • Christian Tetzlaff (b. 1966), German violinist
  • Gert Tetzlaff (b. 1914), famous actress who used the pseudonym Werner Wendland
  • Ingeborg Tetzlaff (b. 1907), well-known writer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Tetzlaff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tetzlaff 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 28 September 2016 at 13:31.

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