Stolze History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Stolze 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 Stolze family

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Stolze 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 Stolze family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Stolze 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...
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United States Stolze migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stolze Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Stolze, who settled in Syringham in 1777

Contemporary Notables of the name Stolze (post 1700) +

  • Dorothy "Dottie" Stolze (1923-2003), American second basewoman in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League who played from 1946 through 1952 for four different teams
  • Greg Stolze (b. 1970), American novelist and writer
  • Karl-August Stolze (b. 1920), German sailor who competed in the 1960 Summer Olympics and in the 1968 Summer Olympics
  • Kurt-Heinz Stolze (1926-1970), German pianist, harpsichordist and composer
  • Sebastian Stolze (b. 1995), German footballer who currently plays as a striker for VfL Wolfsburg, member of the Germany U19 and U20 national Teams (2013 and 2014)
  • Franz Stolze, German scientist who in 1881 suggested improvements in methods of air photography and in 1892 first established the principle of the "floating mark" used in stereophotogrammetry, eponym of Stolze Peak, Antarctica
  • Evelyn Stolze (b. 1954), German gold, silver and bronze medalist swimmer at the 1970 European Aquatics Championships
  • Gerhard Stolze (1926-1979), famous German tenor singer, best known as a Wagner singer
  • Fritz Stolze (1910-1973), German silver medalist Olympic water polo player at the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Lena Stolze (b. 1956), German television and film actress, Bavarian Film Award winner for Best Actress in 1983, daughter of Gerhard Stolze
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