Holzinger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Holzinger 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.

Early Origins of the Holzinger family

The surname Holzinger 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.

Important Dates for the Holzinger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holzinger research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1832 is included under the topic Early Holzinger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Holzinger Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Holzinger family (pre 1700)

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Holzinger migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Holzinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Georg Simon Holzinger, who landed in America in 1783 [1]
Holzinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Barnhart Holzinger, who arrived in Ohio in 1836 [1]
  • Bernard Holzinger, who landed in Ohio in 1836 [1]
  • Johan Holzinger, aged 27, who landed in New York, NY in 1851 [1]
  • Louise Holzinger, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Wilhm Holzinger, aged 3, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Holzinger (post 1700)

  • Marcus Holzinger (b. 1980), U.S. Professor in Aerospace Engineering
  • Brian Alan Holzinger (b. 1972), retired American professional NHL ice hockey center
  • Gerhart Holzinger, Austrian court president of the Constitutional Court of Austria
  • Helmuth Holzinger (1928-1992), Austrian entomologist

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)
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