Stolz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Stolz 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 Stolz family

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

Stolz 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 Stolz family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Stolz 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 Stolz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Stolz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stolz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Regula Stolz, who landed in Philadelphia in 1735
Stolz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alois Stolz, aged 8, who landed in America from Impfingen, Germany, in 1906
  • Anna Stolz, aged 13, who landed in America from Impfingen, Germany, in 1906
  • Anna Stolz, aged 16, who immigrated to the United States from Munchen, Germany, in 1910
  • Adolf Stolz, aged 41, who immigrated to the United States from Vienna, Austria, in 1910
  • Anna Stolz, aged 4, who landed in America from Tegerman, Germany, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Stolz (post 1700) +

  • Denny Stolz, U.S. football coach
  • Mabel Stolz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964, 1968; Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 30th District, 1974 [1]
  • Fritz Stolz (1942-2001), German theologian
  • Friedrich Stolz (1860-1936), German chemist
  • Alexander Stolz (b. 1983), German football goalkeeper
  • Alban Stolz (1808-1883), German theologian
  • Otto Stolz (1842-1905), Austrian mathematician
  • Robert Stolz (1880-1975), the nephew of Teresa Stolz, who was an Austrian composer and pianist, writing over 100 scores for Hollywood films and 60 operettas

Bismarck
  • Paul Stolz (1921-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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