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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. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. 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).
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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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