Holzmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Holzmann 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 Holzmann family

The surname Holzmann 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.

Early History of the Holzmann family

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

Holzmann 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 Holzmann family (pre 1700)

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holzmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Holzmann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Holzmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joh Hartmann Holzmann, who arrived in America in 1781 [1]
Holzmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Holzmann, who arrived in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • Mathias Holzmann, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]
  • Anton Holzmann, who landed in Ohio in 1857 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Holzmann (post 1700) +

  • Gerard J. Holzmann (b. 1951), American computer scientist, best known as the developer of the SPIN model checker, recipient of the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal (2012)
  • Abraham "Abe" Holzmann (1874-1939), American composer from New York City, best known for his march Blaze-Away
  • Thomas Holzmann (b. 1987), German professional ice hockey forward
  • Johann Philipp Holzmann (1805-1870), German founder of Philipp Holzmann AG, a German construction company based in Frankfurt am Main in 1849
  • Johannes Holzmann (1882-1914), German anarchist who went by the pseudonym Senna Hoy
  • Marcel Holzmann (b. 1990), Austrian footballer
  • Norma Holzmann Farber (1909-1984), American children's book writer and poet

  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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