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Medieval Silesia is the birthplace of the noble Stoltzfus family. The Stoltzfus 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.

Stoltzfus Early Origins



The surname Stoltzfus 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.

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Stoltzfus Spelling Variations


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Stoltzfus Spelling Variations



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

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Stoltzfus Early History


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Stoltzfus Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stoltzfus 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 Stoltzfus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stoltzfus Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stoltzfus Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the surname Stoltzfus 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 Stoltzfus 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 or some of its variants were: Jost Stoltz, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1725. Henrich Stoltz came in 1734; Henrich Rudolph Stoltze arrived in 1756; Georg Jacob Stoltzel in 1771; Regula Stolz in 1735.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stoltzfus (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stoltzfus (post 1700)



  • William Alfred Stoltzfus Jr. (b. 1924), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait, 1971; Bahrain, 1971-74; Qatar, 1971-74; Oman, 1972-74; United Arab Emirates, 1972
  • J. Lowell Stoltzfus (b. 1949), American Republican politician, Member of Maryland State Senate 38th District; Elected 1998; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 2004

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. 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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    11. ...

    The Stoltzfus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stoltzfus 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 14 January 2016 at 15:15.

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