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The Holtzhausen surname is derived from the Upper German word "holz," which means "forest." Thus many of the names that evolved from this root work have to do with living in the woods, or being in the lumber industry. For example, Holzhauer, means lumberjack.

Holtzhausen Early Origins



The surname Holtzhausen was first found in Swabia, where the name came from noble beginnings and gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. The name Holz has been associated with the noble cantons of Kocher and Ottenwald, where the family was connected to the great ruling dynasty of the Hohenstaufens. It is believed that the Holz family possessed feudal forest rights, and the oldest traced descendant of this branch is Siegfried von Holtz, who lived in Wuerttemberg around 1120. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Holtzhausen Spelling Variations


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Holtzhausen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Holtz, Holtze, Holz, Holze, Holzer, Holtzer, Holzman, Holtzman, Holtzmann, Holzmann, Holtzel, Holzel and many more.

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Holtzhausen Early History


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Holtzhausen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holtzhausen research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1832 is included under the topic Early Holtzhausen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holtzhausen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holtzhausen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holtzhausen 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:

Holtzhausen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Casper Holtzhausen, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731

Holtzhausen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Clara Holtzhausen, aged 30, originally from Paris, France, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "George Washington" from Cherbourg, France [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXBJ-RNY : 6 December 2014), Clara Holtzhausen, 20 Jun 1909; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name George Washington, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holtzhausen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holtzhausen (post 1700)



  • Brigadier General Deon Holtzhausen SM MMM (b. 1967), South African General Officer in the South African Army and General Officer Commanding the South African Army Artillery Formation
  • Lieutenant General Raymond Francois Holtzhausen SSA SD SM MMM (b. 1934), South African Army general, Chief of Staff Personnel (1981-1989)
  • Maryka Holtzhausen (b. 1987), South African netball player

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXBJ-RNY : 6 December 2014), Clara Holtzhausen, 20 Jun 1909; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name George Washington, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Holtzhausen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holtzhausen 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 14 November 2016 at 07:56.

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