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
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
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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.
Early Notables of the Stoltzfus family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stoltzfus family to the New World and Oceana
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)
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