Holsapple History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Holsapple family

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.

Important Dates for the Holsapple family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holsapple research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holsapple History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Holsapple Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Holsapple family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Holsapple family

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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Holsapple (post 1700)

  • W. Frank Holsapple, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1904 [1]
  • Fred Holsapple, American Democrat politician, Chair of Columbia County Democratic Party, 1936; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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