Holstein 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 Holstein family

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

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

Holstein Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Holstein family (pre 1700)

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Holstein migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Holstein Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Matts Holstein, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1627 [1]
Holstein Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Holstein, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Eva Barbara Holstein, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Conrad Holstein, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1770 [1]
  • Danl Holstein, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1794 [1]
Holstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Jos Holstein, who arrived in America in 1832 [1]
  • Alexander Holstein, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [1]
  • Martha Holstein, aged 27, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Jacob Holstein, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]
  • Isaac Holstein, who landed in Mississippi in 1857 [1]
Holstein Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Gotteried Holstein, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Holstein (post 1700)

  • Robin Holstein, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 36th District, 2012 [2]
  • Charles L. Holstein, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Indiana, 1880-85 [2]

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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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