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The roots of the distinguished surname Baltzell 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.

Baltzell Early Origins



The surname Baltzell 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns.)Dictionary of German Names Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7)

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Baltzell Spelling Variations


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Baltzell Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Baltzell include Baltzer, Balthasar, Balthezer, Balthesser, Ballthasar, Balthazar, Ballthezer, Balz (Pomerania), Baltzel and many more.

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Baltzell Early History


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Baltzell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baltzell research. Another 250 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1630, 1659, and 1663 are included under the topic Early Baltzell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baltzell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baltzell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baltzell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Baltzell or a variant listed above: Jacob Balzar, who emigrated to America with his family in 1709. Johann Georg Baltz arrived in Philadelphia in 1732.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Baltzell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Baltzell (post 1700)



  • Thomas Baltzell (1804-1866), American politician, Member of Florida Territorial Senate, 1844-46; Justice of Florida State Supreme Court, 1846-50, 1854-60; Member of Florida State House of Representatives, 1862-63
  • Robert C. Baltzell (1879-1950), American Republican politician, Chair of Gibson County Republican Party, 1912; Member of Indiana Republican State Committee, 1914-18
  • Michael Baltzell, American politician, Mayor of Frederick, Maryland, 1838-41
  • John R. Baltzell (1827-1893), American politician, Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, 1879-80
  • Jean P. J. Baltzell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1956

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns.)Dictionary of German Names Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7)

Other References

  1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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The Baltzell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baltzell 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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