Origins Available: Dutch
The Pelzer 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.
Early Origins of the Pelzer family
The surname Pelzer 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.
Early History of the Pelzer family
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Pelzer Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pelten, Peltzer, Peltre, Pelzer, Pellt, Pelter, Peltern, Pelteren and many more.
Early Notables of the Pelzer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pelzer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Eberhardt Pelz, who was on record in New Netherlands
between the years 1630-1646; Henrich Pelz, who came to Newfoundland in 1777; Anthony van Pelt, who arrived in New York in 1663.