Batzold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Batzold family. The Batzold surname evolved as a local name for a family that lived in Franconia and Thuringia. In ancient times, the Batzold family played an influential role in the development of the region of Bavaria. They acquired a prestigious reputation for their involvement and contribution to local political and economic affairs.
Early Origins of the Batzold family
The surname Batzold was first found in Franconia and Thuringia, where one of the first record of the name was L. Beczolt of Merseburg in 1489.
Important Dates for the Batzold family
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Batzold 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 Batzold include Bessol, Betzold, Betsold, Bezold, Betzolt, Betsolt, Bezolt, Bessold, Bessolt, Besolt, Bessolte, Bassold, Baessold, Batzold, Baetzold, Batsold, Baetsold, Bazold, Baezold, Batzolt, Baetzolt, Batsolt, Baetsolt, Bazolt, Baesolt, Bassold, Baessold, Bassolt and many more.
Early Notables of the Batzold family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Batzold in this period include Albert von Betzold (b.1836), who was the son of the eminent D. von Betzold. Albert rose to even greater renown than his father, as he was a student...
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Migration of the Batzold family
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Batzold or a variant listed above: John Fredrick Betzold who arrived in Philadelphia in 1819; Fridrich Betzold, who landed in Philadelphia in 1836; Albert Betzold, who arrived there in 1865..