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The Peltzer 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.

Peltzer Early Origins



The surname Peltzer 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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Peltzer Spelling Variations


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Peltzer Spelling Variations



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

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Peltzer Early History


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Peltzer Early History



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

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Peltzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Peltzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Peltzer 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:

Peltzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Peltzer, who arrived in Texas in 1844

Peltzer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ferdinand Peltzer arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "SS British King" in 1884
  • Lenot Peltzer arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "SS British King" in 1884
  • Bertha Peltzer arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "SS British King" in 1884
  • Esther Peltzer arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "SS British King" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Peltzer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Peltzer (post 1700)



  • Ulrich Peltzer (b. 1956), German novelist
  • Otto Paul Eberhard Peltzer (1900-1970), German middle distance runner
  • Gisela Peltzer, German actress popular during the 1950's

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    8. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
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    The Peltzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peltzer 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 15 September 2013 at 11:49.

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