The Piltz 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 Piltz family
The surname Piltz 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 Piltz family
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Piltz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pelten, Peltzer, Peltre, Pelzer, Pellt, Pelter, Peltern, Pelteren and many more.
Early Notables of the Piltz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Piltz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Piltz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Andres Piltz, who landed in Georgia in 1734-1741 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Piltz Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Christian Gottlieb Piltz, aged 30, a shoemaker, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALFRED 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Alfred.htm