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Early Origins of the Zedlitz family

The surname Zedlitz was first found in Silesia, where the Zedlitz family was one of the most ancient and respected aristocratic families. They made great contributions to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. They branched into many houses, which played important roles in the widespread national conflicts, as each group strove for supremacy in an ever changing territorial profile. As early as 1000 A.D. a Zedlitz was the commandant of the Plassenburg near Culmbach, and Hinko von Zedlitz was a minister and advisor to Duke Miecislaus of Poland in 1173. At the marriage of the Princess von Meranien and Duke Heinrich I in 1200, Tietze von Zedlitz and his family were moved out of their ancestral seat in the Voigtland and into Silesia.

Early History of the Zedlitz family

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Zedlitz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Zedlitz, Zedlits, Zedlitt, Sedlitz and others.

Early Notables of the Zedlitz family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Zedlitz family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: members of the family who settled on the eastern seaboard of America.

Contemporary Notables of the name Zedlitz (post 1700)

  • Freiherr Joseph Christian von Zedlitz (1790-1862), Austrian epic poet and dramatist

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