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Webster Dictionary

  1. Strelitz

    a soldier of the ancient Muscovite guard or Russian standing army; also, the guard itself

  2. Etymology: [Russ. strielits' a shooter, archer.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strelitz

    strel′its, n. one of the ancient Muscovite guards, a kind of hereditary standing army, abolished by Peter the Great.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. strelitz

    (“arquebuzziers”). The ancient Russian militia-guard, first raised by Ivan Vatsilevitch the Terrible, in the second half of the 16th century. At that time and for long afterwards, they were the only standing army in Russia, and at times amounted to between 40,000 and 50,000 men. They were located at Moscow in time of peace, in a quarter of the Capitol which was set apart for them, and being the bravest and most trustworthy troops in the army, were made objects of special favor and distinctions. But like all such petted corps, the Roman Prætorians, the Turkish Janissaries, and the Egyptian Mamelukes, their general turbulence, frequent revolts against the government (notably during the Demetrian insurrections), and incessant conspiracies, rendered them more formidable to the Russian government than to external enemies. The Strelitz having, at the instigation of the Grand Duchess Sophia and the chiefs of the Old Muscovite party, revolted against Peter the Great, that iron-handed ruler caused them to be decimated (1698) in the great square of Moscow, and the remainder to be banished to Astrakhan. The feeble remnant still manifesting their characteristic turbulence and disloyalty, Peter exterminated them almost completely in 1705. Few Russian families at present can claim kindred with the old Strelitz, but to this the family of Orloff forms a prominent exception, being descended from a Strelitz who was pardoned by Peter the Great while the axe was being raised over him.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Strelitz is ranked #149395 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Strelitz surname appeared 110 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Strelitz.

    92.7% or 102 total occurrences were White.
    6.3% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strelitz in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strelitz in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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