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

Medieval Silesia is the birthplace of the noble Stolze family. The Stolze surname is derived from the German word "stoltz," which means "proud," and as such, it was most likely originally a nickname, which became a hereditary surname.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Stoltz, Stolz, Stoltze, Stolze, Stolt, Stolte, Stoetzel, Stoltzel, Stolzel, Stolzer and many more.

First found in Silesia, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging province which would later play a role in the national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in local social and political affairs.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stolze research. Another 249 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1480, 1526, 1562, 1719, 1771, 1816, 1834, and 1848 are included under the topic Early Stolze History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 66 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stolze Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stolze Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Johann Stolze came to Syringham in 1777

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  • Lena Stolze, German television actress
  • Joachim Stolze, German Physics Professor at Dortmund University
  • Gerhard Stolze (1926-1979), famous German tenor singer
  • Fritz Stolze (1910-1973), German Olympic water polo player
  • Heinrich August Wilhelm Stolze (1798-1867), German stenographer
  • Lena Stolze (b. 1956), German actress
  • Pierre Stolze (b. 1952), French science fiction writer


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  10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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The Stolze Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stolze 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 21 March 2014 at 22:07.

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