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

The surname Voltz appears to be of patronymic origin, that is, a surname derived from the first name of the father or other ancestor of the eponymous bearer. It is based on the Germanic personal name Volz, which was very popular in former times, and simply means "son or descendant of Volz or Folz." Its etymology may be traced to the German word "volk," meaning "people," or "folk." Like many of the old Germanic personal names, its exact significance as a name is unclear; however, it was often used as an element in a compound name such as Vol(k)mar, or Vollbert.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Folz, Foltz, Volz, Voll, Volk, Volsch, Fols and many more.

First found in the regions of the Rhineland-Palatinate and also further south to the area near Wurttemberg, where the ancestors of those bearing the name Voltz contributed to the feudal society of the early Middle Ages. Early records of the surname are found in the city of Worms, where one Johann filius quandam Volzonis was a citizen in 1316 (Urkunden zur hessischen Landes, Orts, Familiengeschichte, II-601). A record of one Wernherus Voltzo can be found earlier still, in 1226 (Wurttembergisches Urkundenbuch, III-188).


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Voltz research. Another 208 words(15 lines of text) covering the year 1620 is included under the topic Early Voltz History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 24 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Voltz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Voltz Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Conrad Voltz, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1737
  • Henrich Voltz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Georg Voltz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Joseph Voltz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Michael Voltz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753


Voltz Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Nicholas Voltz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1833
  • Fried Voltz, aged 17, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Gens Voltz, aged 10, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Barbara Voltz, aged 14, arrived in New York, NY in 1847

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  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Voltz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Voltz 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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