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During the Middle Ages, the surname of Seltzer was used in Germany. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Germany, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Seltzer family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Seltzer was an occupational name for a person who sold or extracted salt. A variety of similar German surnames are derived from the Old German word "salt," meaning "salt."

Seltzer Early Origins



The surname Seltzer was first found in the ancient province of Thuringia, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Seltzer Spelling Variations


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Seltzer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Selzer, Seltzer, Saelzer, Saeltzer, Saltzer and others.

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Seltzer Early History


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Seltzer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seltzer research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1716 and 1845 are included under the topic Early Seltzer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Seltzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Seltzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Seltzer at this time were Johann Edmund Selzer von Herbissheim, who was a lieutenant general in the Austrian army and was knighted in 1716 for his outstanding...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Seltzer 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:

Seltzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Seltzer, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1729
  • Nicklaus Seltzer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]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)
  • Weirich Seltzer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]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)
  • Johannes Seltzer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]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)
  • Johann Martin Seltzer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Seltzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Seltzer, who setted in Philadelphia in 1816
  • John Seltzer, who arrived in Maryland in 1849 [1]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)
  • Isaac Seltzer, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Seltzer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Seltzer (post 1700)



  • Drew Seltzer (b. 1981), American multiple award winning actor, known for The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009), Trevor's in Heaven (2006) and Leaving Circadia (2014)
  • Eric Seltzer, American actor, known for The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Redirecting Eddie (2008) and Cavalcade (2001)
  • David Seltzer (b. 1940), American Writers Guild of America Award and two-time Humanitas Award winning winning screenwriter, known for The Omen (1976), The Omen (2006) and My Giant (1998)
  • Leon Zee Seltzer (b. 1914), American aeronautical engineer, head of the Aeronautical Engineering Department at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1941-1949)
  • Walter Seltzer (1914-2011), American film producer, knownfor his work on Soylent Green (1973), The Omega Man (1971) and One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
  • Leo Seltzer (1903-1978), American creator of the sport Roller Derby
  • Aaron Seltzer (b. 1974), Canadian writer and producer, known for his work on Scary Movie (2000), Disaster Movie (2008) and Meet the Spartans (2008)

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  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  11. ...

The Seltzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Seltzer 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.

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