Holscher 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 Holscher family

The surname Holscher was first found in Germany, where the name Holscher 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 Holscher family

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

Holscher Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Holscher family (pre 1700)

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Holscher migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Holscher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Herm Heinr Holscher, aged 26, who arrived in America in 1814 [1]
  • Georg Heinr Holscher, who arrived in Cincinnati, Oh in 1834 [1]
  • Heinrich Holscher, who landed in America in 1835 [1]
  • Bern Heinr Holscher, who landed in America in 1835 [1]
  • Joh Heinr Holscher, who arrived in America in 1836 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Holscher (post 1700)

  • Loretta Holscher, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1984 [2]

Citations

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