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The name is a shortened form of the Middle Low German word "holtsate," meaning "one who dwells in the woods." Holstein, was the name of a German region as well as of several villages, and in turn, some bearers of this name no doubt derived their name from the place names.

Holsapple Early Origins



The surname Holsapple was first found in Germany, where the name Holsapple came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

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Holsapple Spelling Variations


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Holsapple Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Holst, Holste, Holsten, Holster, Holstein and others.

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Holsapple Early History


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Holsapple Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holsapple research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holsapple History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holsapple Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holsapple Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lowrens Holst, who came to New York in 1690 and Franz Holste, who arrived in New Orleans in 1843.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holsapple (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holsapple (post 1700)



  • W. Frank Holsapple, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1904
  • Fred Holsapple, American Democrat politician, Chair of Columbia County Democratic Party, 1936; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Holsapple Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holsapple Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 12 November 2015 at 11:11.

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