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The Pelt surname is occupational in origin. It comes from the Latin word "pellis," meaning "skin" or "hide," and would have originally been born by someone who tanned or sold hides and pelts for a living.

Pelt Early Origins



The surname Pelt was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. Many of the old Counts of Holland held a family seat in this region, including one of the nations oldest families, in Brederode Castle near Haarlem.

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Pelt Spelling Variations


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Pelt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pelten, Peltzer, Peltre, Pelzer, Pellt, Pelter, Peltern, Pelteren and many more.

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Pelt Early History


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Pelt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pelt research. Another 266 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1766 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Pelt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pelt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pelt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pelt 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:

Pelt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anthony van Pelt, who arrived in New York in 1663
  • Wouter van Pelt, who settled in America in 1663

Pelt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Albertus Van Pelt, who arrived in Iowa in 1854
  • Andries Van Pelt, who landed in Iowa in 1855
  • Dirk Van Pelt, who arrived in Iowa in 1855
  • Leendert Van Pelt, who landed in Iowa in 1855
  • Maria Adriana Van Pelt, who arrived in Iowa in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pelt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pelt (post 1700)



  • John Vredenburgh Van Pelt (1874-1962), American architectural historian, author
  • Bradlee Van Pelt (b. 1980), American NFL football quarterback and safety
  • William Kaiser Van Pelt (b. 1905), Republican member of the United States House of Representatives (1951 to 1996)
  • Bo Van Pelt (b. 1975), American professional golfer
  • Brad Alan Van Pelt (1951-2009), American NFL football linebacker
  • Scott Van Pelt, American sportscaster
  • William Kaiser Van Pelt (1905-1996), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1944, 1948 (alternate); U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 6th District, 1951-65; Defeated, 1964
  • William Van Pelt, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 11th District, 1912
  • Robert Van Pelt (b. 1897), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1940, 1944, 1948
  • Mexico Van Pelt, American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 8th District, 1887-90
  • ... (Another 3 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



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pelt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pelt 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 4 January 2016 at 08:38.

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