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Early Origins of the Gelzer family

The surname Gelzer was first found in Holland, where the name 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 Gelzer family

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Gelzer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Geltser, Geltzer, Geltsayer, Goltzer, Goltser and others.

Early Notables of the Gelzer family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gelzer family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.

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