Beltz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Beltz is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a beltmaker.

Early Origins of the Beltz family

The surname Beltz was first found in Essex, where Arnold and Robert Belt(e) were first listed in the Feet of Fines in 1203. Years later, Benedict le beleter was listed in the Freemans Rolls of Yorkshire in 1295. [1]

Early History of the Beltz family

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Beltz Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Beltz include Belt, Beltie, Belts and others.

Early Notables of the Beltz family (pre 1700)

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United States Beltz migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Beltz were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Beltz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ulrick Beltz, who landed in Georgia in 1743 [2]
  • Georg Michael Beltz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]
  • Johan Friederich Beltz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]
  • Johan Peter Beltz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]
  • John Beltz, aged 19, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Beltz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Casper Beltz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [2]
  • Charles Beltz, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [2]
  • Charlotte Beltz, aged 10, who arrived in New York in 1875 [2]
  • Heinrich Beltz, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1875 [2]
  • Jacob Beltz, aged 1, who arrived in New York in 1875 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Beltz (post 1700) +

  • John Beltz, American automotive engineer, Oldsmobile's chief engineer in 1964 who spearheaded the Oldsmobile Toronado and 442 projects
  • William E. Beltz, American Democrat politician, Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 2nd District, 1949-50; Member of Alaska Territorial Senate 2nd District, 1951-58; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1952;
  • Ernie Beltz Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Texas 25th District, 2012
  • Elmer T. Beltz, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Laramie, Wyoming, 1930-34
  • George Frederick Beltz (1774-1841), English genealogist, Lancaster Herald in 1822 [3]
  • Samuel Beltz (b. 1980), Australian rower at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 14 June. 2019


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