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During the Middle Ages, the surname of Sulzer was used in Germany. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Germany, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Sulzer family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Sulzer was an occupational name for a person who sold or extracted salt. A variety of similar German surnames are derived from the Old German word "salt," meaning "salt."

Sulzer Early Origins



The surname Sulzer was first found in the ancient province of Thuringia, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Sulzer Spelling Variations


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Sulzer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Selzer, Seltzer, Saelzer, Saeltzer, Saltzer and others.

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Sulzer Early History


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Sulzer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sulzer research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1716 and 1845 are included under the topic Early Sulzer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sulzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sulzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Sulzer at this time were Johann Edmund Selzer von Herbissheim, who was a lieutenant general in the Austrian army and was knighted in 1716 for his outstanding...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sulzer 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 were:

Sulzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Sulzer, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1759

Sulzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Conrad Sulzer, who landed in New York in 1833
  • Johann Conrad Sulzer, who arrived in Ohio in 1885

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    11. ...

    The Sulzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sulzer 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 12 April 2015 at 14:58.

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