Walz Surname History

The ancestral home of the Walz family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Walz is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a man who was a young ruler.

Early Origins of the Walz family

The surname Walz was first found in Bavaria, where the name Walser made a great early contribution to the feudal society of early Europe. The name Walser became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

Early History of the Walz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walz research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1661 is included under the topic Early Walz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Walz Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Walz include Walser, Walzer, Walsser, Walleser, Walsen, Waltz, Waltzer, Walss, Waelser, Waelzer, Waelsser, Waelleser and many more.

Early Notables of the Walz family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Walz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Walz Ranking

In the United States, the name Walz is the 5,042nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Walz migration to the United States +

Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Walz or a variant listed above:

Walz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Dorothea Walz, who landed in America in 1752 [2]
  • Eva Christine Walz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]
Walz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Walz, aged 28, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [2]
  • Peter Walz, who landed in North America in 1838 [2]
  • Barbara Walz, aged 19, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [2]
  • Magdalena Walz, aged 25, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [2]
  • Gottl Walz, aged 22, who landed in New York in 1854 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Walz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jacob Walz, aged 31, who arrived in New York, NY in 1901 [2]
  • Johann Walz, who landed in America in 1901 [2]
  • Margretha Walz, aged 32, who arrived in New York, NY in 1901 [2]
  • Louisa Walz, aged 16, who arrived in America in 1901 [2]
  • Christian Walz, aged 56, who arrived in New York, NY in 1901 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Walz (post 1700) +

  • William L. Walz, American Democratic Party politician, Mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1909-13; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1940 [3]
  • William Walz, American Democratic Party politician, Treasurer of Michigan Democratic Party, 1939 [3]
  • Timothy J. Walz (b. 1964), American Democratic Party politician, U.S. Representative from Minnesota 1st District, 2007-; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2008 [3]
  • Stewart C. Walz, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Utah, 1989 [3]
  • Michael Walz, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 59th District, 1903-04, 1907-08 [3]
  • Norman J. Walz, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 63rd District, 1959 [3]
  • Jinny Lee Walz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2012 [3]
  • Jacob Walz, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 19th District, 1909 [3]
  • Herman Walz, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980 [3]
  • Fred Walz, American politician, Candidate for Minnesota State Senate 12th District, 1942 [3]
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Walz +

  • The Walz Genealogical Record by Roy Walz.

  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


Houseofnames.com on Facebook
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate