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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.

Holsinger Early Origins



The surname Holsinger was first found in Germany, where the name Holsinger 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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Holsinger Spelling Variations


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Holsinger Spelling Variations



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

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Holsinger Early History


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Holsinger Early History



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

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Holsinger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holsinger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Holsinger 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 were:

Holsinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Magdelina Holsinger, aged 26, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Rudolph Holsinger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Bernard Holsinger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750-1751

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holsinger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holsinger (post 1700)



  • David R. Holsinger (b. 1945), American composer and conductor
  • James Wilson Holsinger Jr. (b. 1939), American physician
  • Samuel J. Holsinger, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912
  • Carl Holsinger, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 59th District, 1998; Chair of St. Joseph County Democratic Party, 2003

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. 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).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Holsinger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holsinger 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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