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The German state of Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Tietz. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known in Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany, provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Tietz family.

Tietz Early Origins



The surname Tietz was first found in northern Germany, especially Hamburg, where the name acquired prominence for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more recognized as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, elevating their social status through their great contributions to society. Chronicles suggest that the name is a northern German variation of Dietrich or Diederich. Chronicles first mention one Tidemannus (Tidericus) of Hamburg in 1262.

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Tietz Spelling Variations


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Tietz Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Tietz include Tiedeman, Tiedmann, Tiedman, Tiedermann, Tiederman, Tidman, Tidmann, Teedman, Teedmen, Teideman, Teidemann, Thiedemann and many more.

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Tietz Early History


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Tietz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tietz research. Another 302 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1724, 1812, and 1821 are included under the topic Early Tietz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tietz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tietz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tietz 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



Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North Ameri ca. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Tietz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Tietz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Johann Philip Tietz, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782

Tietz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ludwig Tietz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874
  • Catharine Tietz, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1875
  • Friedrich Tietz, aged 23, landed in New York in 1875
  • Heinrich Tietz, who arrived in New York in 1875
  • Jacob Tietz, aged 29, landed in New York in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tietz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tietz (post 1700)



  • Gerold Tietz (1941-2009), German author
  • Marion Tietz (1952-1976), East German silver and bronze medalist handball player at the 1976 Summer Olympics and 1980 Summer Olympics
  • Viktor Tietz (1859-1937), Czech–German chess player
  • Leonhard Tietz (1849-1914), German-Jewish merchant

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Tietz Historic Events


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Tietz Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Karl Tietz (d. 1912), aged 27, English Kitchen Porter from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Tietz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tietz 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 25 March 2015 at 11:12.

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