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The Holzer 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.

Holzer Early Origins



The surname Holzer 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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Holzer Spelling Variations


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Holzer 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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Holzer Early History


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Holzer Early History



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

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Holzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Holzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francois Holzer, who landed in America in 1777-1783

Holzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Holzer, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Willie Holzer, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Balth Holzer, who arrived in America in 1853
  • Severine Holzer, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866
  • Peter Holzer, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holzer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holzer (post 1700)



  • Hans Holzer (1920-2009), Austrian-born, American pioneering paranormal researcher and author
  • Harry J Holzer Ph.D., American Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown Public Policy Institute
  • Jenny Holzer (b. 1950), American internationally known artist with exhibitions in France, Germany, the United States, and Australia
  • Kristine Holzer (b. 1974), American Olympic speed skater
  • Jane Holzer (b. 1940), American model and TV actress
  • Robert Holzer (b. 1966), retired German footballer
  • Korbinian Holzer, German ice hockey player
  • Johann Evangelist Holzer (1709-1740), German painter
  • Patrick Holzer (b. 1970), Italian World Cup alpine skier

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Holzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holzer 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 9 July 2016 at 09:11.

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