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The Holtzman 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.

Holtzman Early Origins



The surname Holtzman 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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Holtzman Spelling Variations


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Holtzman 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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Holtzman Early History


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Holtzman Early History



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

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Holtzman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holtzman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Holtzman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Holtzman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Holfern Holtzman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753

Holtzman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Holtzman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839
  • Lawrence Holtzman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849
  • Benzien Holtzman, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1894

Holtzman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Holtzman, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Bradford, in 1906
  • Charles Holtzman, aged 33, who settled in America from Harrogate, England, in 1910
  • Awram Holtzman, aged 8, who emigrated to the United States from Gorodok, Russia, in 1910
  • Florence Holtzman, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Chaike Holtzman, aged 34, who settled in America from Moron, Russia, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holtzman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holtzman (post 1700)



  • Lester Holtzman (1913-2002), American U.S. Representative from New York
  • Ken Holtzman, American Major League Baseball All Star pitcher
  • Glenn Holtzman (1930-1980), American NFL defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams (1955–1958)
  • Elizabeth Holtzman (b. 1941), American politician, the youngest woman U.S. Representative, District Attorney of Kings County
  • Shay Holtzman (b. 1974), Israeli footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Holtzman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holtzman 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.

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