Early Origins of the Folts family
The surname Folts was first found in Holland, where the name van der Feltz became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Gelderland, (Guelders) an ancient province surrounding the town of Gelder. To the south of Friesland this province was originally in two parts north and south of the Rhine. In addition, the province is sub-divided into four towns, or quarters, Nijmegan, Arnhem, Zutphen and Roermond, each having unique rights and customs. Apeldoorn is a city of note. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Folts family
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Folts Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Feltz, Felt, Felts, van der Feltz, van der Felt, vand der Felts, de Feltz, de Felt, de Felts, von der Felt and many more.
Early Notables of the Folts family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Folts family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Folts Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Melchert Folts, who arrived in New York in 1710
Folts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Benedict Folts, who settled in Indiana sometime between 1844 and 1846