Tetzloff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The roots of the distinguished German surname Tetzloff 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 "Tetzloff," the name of a township in Pomerania.
Early Origins of the Tetzloff family
The surname Tetzloff 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 Tetzloff family was instrumental to the development of medieval society in Pomerania, and played a major role in the history of the region.
Early History of the Tetzloff family
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Tetzloff Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tetzlaff, Tetzmann, Tetzke, Tetzloff and others.
Early Notables of the Tetzloff family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tetzloff family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Tetzlaff, who was living in Pennsylvania in 1885; Ludwig Tetzlaff, who traveled from Bremen to Baltimore on the steamship Hohenzollern in 1886; Elizabeth Tetzloff, who applied for naturalization in Indiana in 1891.