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Medieval Silesia is the birthplace of the noble Stoltz family. The Stoltz surname is derived from the German word "stoltz," which means "proud," and as such, it was most likely originally a nickname, which became a hereditary surname.

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The surname Stoltz was first found in Silesia, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging province which would later play a role in the national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in local social and political affairs.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stoltz, Stolz, Stoltze, Stolze, Stolt, Stolte, Stoetzel, Stoltzel, Stolzel, Stolzer and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stoltz research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1480, 1526, 1562, 1719, 1771, 1816, 1834, and 1848 are included under the topic Early Stoltz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notables of the period with the surname Stoltz were Thomas Stoltzer (1480-1526), who was a German composer and Kapellmeister to the King of Hungary. Georg Stolz von Gemappe, a calvary officer (Rittmeister) in the...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stoltz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stoltz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jost Stoltz, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1725
  • Henrich Stoltz came to Philadelphia in 1734

Stoltz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Amalie Stoltz, aged 22, who emigrated to America, in 1894

Stoltz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andreas Stoltz, aged 30, who landed in America from Granitz, Hungary, in 1909
  • Anna Stoltz, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from Bakangzaw, Hungary, in 1911
  • Edward Stoltz, aged 34, who emigrated to America from Arlan, Austria, in 1912
  • Aruned J. Stoltz, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Bjarne A. Stoltz, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1919
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  • Marty Stoltz, American video game Cinematic Director, Game Designer, Filmmaker, and Photographer
  • Kelley Stoltz, American singer, songwriter and musician
  • Eric Hamilton Stoltz (b. 1961), American actor, director and producer
  • W. B. Stoltz, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Phelps County, 1964
  • Oscar W. Stoltz, American politician, Mayor of Ottumwa, Iowa, 1954, 1960
  • Donald Stoltz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1988
  • Clyde Stoltz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1940
  • A. C. Stoltz, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1956 (alternate); Chair of Lawrence County Republican Party, 1950
  • Frank Roland "Rolle" Stoltz (1931-2001), Swedish ice hockey defenceman
  • Conrad Stoltz (b. 1973), South African triathlete
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    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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