Beltz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished German surname Beltz lie in the kingdom of Bavaria. The name is derived from the Middle High German "Peltzer," meaning "furrier." During the Middle Ages, it was common practice for a man to be identified by the kind of work that he did; thus, it is likely that the progenitor of the name was a furrier who eventually came to be known as "Peltzer" or "Beltz."

Early Origins of the Beltz family

The surname Beltz was first found in the medieval Duchy of Franconia, where the name is thought to have originated. The first known bearer of the name was recorded simply as Belz, and lived in Franconia in 1293. The young Beltz family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Bavarian society.

Early History of the Beltz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beltz research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1293, 1330, 1357, 1513, 1553, 1590, and 1776 are included under the topic Early Beltz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Beltz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Belz, Beltz, Peltz, Pelz, Belzer, Beltzer, Peltzer and many more.

Early Notables of the Beltz family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Beltz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Beltz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beltz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ulrick Beltz, who landed in Georgia in 1743 [1]
  • Georg Michael Beltz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Johan Friederich Beltz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Johan Peter Beltz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • John Beltz, aged 19, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Beltz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Casper Beltz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [1]
  • Charles Beltz, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [1]
  • Charlotte Beltz, aged 10, who arrived in New York in 1875 [1]
  • Heinrich Beltz, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1875 [1]
  • Jacob Beltz, aged 1, who arrived in New York in 1875 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Beltz (post 1700) +

  • John Beltz, American automotive engineer, Oldsmobile's chief engineer in 1964 who spearheaded the Oldsmobile Toronado and 442 projects
  • William E. Beltz, American Democrat politician, Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 2nd District, 1949-50; Member of Alaska Territorial Senate 2nd District, 1951-58; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1952;
  • Ernie Beltz Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Texas 25th District, 2012
  • Elmer T. Beltz, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Laramie, Wyoming, 1930-34
  • George Frederick Beltz (1774-1841), English genealogist, Lancaster Herald in 1822 [2]
  • Samuel Beltz (b. 1980), Australian rower at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 14 June. 2019


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