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The Holzman 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.

Holzman Early Origins



The surname Holzman 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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Holzman Spelling Variations


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Holzman 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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Holzman Early History


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Holzman Early History



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

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Holzman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holzman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Holzman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philip Holzman, who arrived in Arkansas in 1895 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Alfred Holzman, who landed in Mississippi in 1898 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Holzman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • A. Holzman, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Annie Holzman, aged 10, who settled in America from London, England, in 1906
  • Chaim Holzman, aged 8, who landed in America from Gorvino, Russia, in 1910
  • Chann Holzman, aged 8, who emigrated to the United States from Gimino, Russia, in 1910
  • Berl Holzman, aged 28, who landed in America from Myerkov, Russia, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holzman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holzman (post 1700)



  • Winnie Holzman (b. 1954), American Emmy Award nominated dramatist, screenwriter and poet
  • William "Red" Holzman (1920-1998), American NBA basketball player and coach
  • Philip Holzman, Esther and Sidney R. Rabb Professor of Psychology at Harvard University
  • Malcolm Holzman FAIA, American architect, founding partner of Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture in New York
  • Liz Holzman, American three-time Emmy Award winning film producer and director
  • Jac Holzman (b. 1931), American founder, chief executive officer of Elektra Records and Nonesuch Records
  • Eli Holzman (b. 1974), American six-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated creator–developer, writer, and producer
  • Carey Holzman (b. 1968), American author, freelance journalist and former co-host of radio show Computer America
  • Adam Holzman (b. 1960), American classical guitarist from New York
  • Helene Holzman (1891-1968), German painter and author, posthumous winner of the Geschwister-Scholl-Preis
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  11. ...

The Holzman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holzman 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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