Show ContentsBaltus History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished surname Baltus lie in Austria. The name derives itself from "Balthasar," the name of one of the three Magi who followed the star to Bethlehem, and was popular as both a first name and a family name during the 18th century.

Early Origins of the Baltus family

The surname Baltus was first found in Austria, where the name Baltheser was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. The Baldus, Baldes and Baldes were originally pet forms of the variant Balthasar which was the local patron saint and were often found in Rhineland. 1

Early History of the Baltus family

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Baltus Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Baltzer, Balthasar, Balthezer, Balthesser, Ballthasar, Balthazar, Ballthezer, Balz (Pomerania), Baltzel and many more.

Early Notables of the Baltus family

During this period prominent bearers of the name Baltus were Thomas Baltzar (1630-1663), a renowned violinist, who achieved fame in London. He was born at Lubeck and settled in England in 1656. "He was the first great violinist that had been heard in England at the time. At the Restoration he...
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Migration of the Baltus family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Balzar, who emigrated to America with his family in 1709. Johann Georg Baltz arrived in Philadelphia in 1732.

Contemporary Notables of the name Baltus (post 1700) +

  • Basile Guy Marie Victor Baltus de Pouilly, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 2
  • Baltus Mantz (1815-1854), American farmer and politician who served in the Wisconsin State Senate in 1854 but died of cholera while still in office

  1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns.)Dictionary of German Names Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7)
  2. Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Basile Baltus. Retrieved from on Facebook