Stoltzfus History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Stoltzfus family

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.

Early History of the Stoltzfus family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stoltzfus research. Another 152 words (11 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.

Stoltzfus Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Stoltzfus family (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.

Migration of the Stoltzfus family

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.


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 [1]
  • 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 [1]
  • Jonathan Stoltzfus Yoder (1881-1959), American Republican politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives from Elkhart County, 1917-20 [2]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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