The roots of the distinguished German surname Pelzarr lie in the kingdom of Bavaria
. The name is derived from the Middle High German "Peltzer," meaning "furrier." During the Middle Ages, it was common practice for a man to be identified by the kind of work that he did; thus, it is likely that the progenitor of the name was a furrier who eventually came to be known as "Peltzer" or "Pelzarr."
Early Origins of the Pelzarr family
The surname Pelzarr was first found in the medieval Duchy of Franconia, where the name is thought to have originated. The first known bearer of the name was recorded simply as Belz, and lived in Franconia in 1293. The young Pelzarr family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Bavarian society.
Early History of the Pelzarr family
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Pelzarr Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Belz, Beltz, Peltz, Pelz, Belzer, Beltzer, Peltzer and many more.
Early Notables of the Pelzarr family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pelzarr family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johannes Peltzer, who came to Charles Town, SC
in 1766; Henrich Pelz, who arrived in Newfoundland in 1777; Lorenz Peltz, who settled in America in 1783.