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The roots of the distinguished surname Balzer 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.

Balzer Early Origins



The surname Balzer 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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Balzer Spelling Variations


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Balzer Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Balzer include Baltzer, Balthasar, Balthezer, Balthesser, Ballthasar, Balthazar, Ballthezer, Balz (Pomerania), Baltzel and many more.

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Balzer Early History


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Balzer Early History



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

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Balzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Balzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Balzer 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



After the First World War, Austria became a republi c. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Balzer were

Balzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johannes Schmidt Balzer came to Texas in 1845

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Contemporary Notables of the name Balzer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Balzer (post 1700)



  • George Balzer (1915-2006), American two-time Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, television producer who worked extensively for Jack Benny
  • Edward J. Balzer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936
  • Arthur J. Balzer (b. 1895), American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 3rd District, 1933-40, 1955-56; Candidate for Mayor of West Allis, Wisconsin, 1936
  • Falk Balzer (b. 1973), German silver medalist hurdler at the 1998 European Championships, son of Karin Balzer
  • Karin Balzer (b. 1938), East German gold medalist hurdler at the 1964 Olympics
  • Johann Balzer (1738-1799), 18th-century Bohemian engraver

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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. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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The Balzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Balzer 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.

This page was last modified on 14 January 2016 at 15:36.

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