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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



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    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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