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During the Middle Ages, the surname of Selzer 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 Selzer 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 Selzer 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."

Selzer Early Origins



The surname Selzer 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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Selzer Spelling Variations


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Selzer Spelling Variations



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

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Selzer Early History


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Selzer Early History



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

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Selzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Selzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Selzer 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 Selzer 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:

Selzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Selzer came to Philadelphia in 1793
  • Jacob Selzer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1793

Selzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Adam Selzer, aged 7, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Ludwig Selzer, aged 17, landed in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Anna Marie Selzer, aged 43, landed in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Carl Selzer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Catharina Selzer, aged 3, landed in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Selzer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Selzer (post 1700)



  • Richard Selzer (1928-2016), American surgeon and author
  • Adam Selzer (b. 1980), American author from Des Moines, Iowa of young adult and middle grade novels
  • Milton Selzer (1918-2006), American stage, film, and television actor
  • Edward "Eddie" Selzer (1893-1970), American film producer for Warner Brothers Cartoons from 1944 to 1957
  • Peter Selzer (b. 1946), retired East German Olympic race walker who competed in the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    11. ...

    The Selzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Selzer 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 16 June 2016 at 10:44.

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