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Where did the German Holtzclaw family come from? What is the German Holtzclaw family crest and coat of arms? When did the Holtzclaw family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Holtzclaw family history?

The Holtzclaw surname is derived from the Upper German word "holz," which means "forest." Thus many of the names that evolved from this root work have to do with living in the woods, or being in the lumber industry. For example, Holzhauer, means lumberjack.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Holtz, Holtze, Holz, Holze, Holzer, Holtzer, Holzman, Holtzman, Holtzmann, Holzmann, Holtzel, Holzel and many more.

First found in Swabia, where the name came from noble beginnings and gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. The name Holz has been associated with the noble cantons of Kocher and Ottenwald, where the family was connected to the great ruling dynasty of the Hohenstaufens. It is believed that the Holz family possessed feudal forest rights, and the oldest traced descendant of this branch is Siegfried von Holtz, who lived in Wuerttemberg around 1120. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holtzclaw research. Another 159 words(11 lines of text) covering the year 1832 is included under the topic Early Holtzclaw History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 41 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holtzclaw Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Holzer, who emigrated to England or America with his wife and son in 1709; Johannes Holtz came to Philadelphia in 1733; as did Hans Georg Holtz in 1738.

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  • James Thadeus Holtzclaw (1833-1893), American lawyer, railroad commissioner, and general in the Confederate States Army
  • Bill Holtzclaw, American member of the Alabama Senate
  • Henry J. Holtzclaw (1897-1969), American official in the United States Department of the Treasury
  • Robert Holtzclaw (b. 1962), American professional baseball player


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  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Holtzclaw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holtzclaw 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.

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