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Balzer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Balzer family


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)

Early History of the Balzer family


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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.

Early Notables of the Balzer family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Balzer family to the New World and Oceana


After the First World War, Austria became a republic. 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 America. 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, who settled in Texas in 1845

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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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

Historic Events for the Balzer family



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  • Lothar Balzer (b. 1911), German Leutnant zur See who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he survived the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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