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The surname Voltz appears to be of patronymic origin, that is, a surname derived from the first name of the father or other ancestor of the eponymous bearer. It is based on the Germanic personal name Volz, which was very popular in former times, and simply means "son or descendant of Volz or Folz." Its etymology may be traced to the German word "volk," meaning "people," or "folk." Like many of the old Germanic personal names, its exact significance as a name is unclear; however, it was often used as an element in a compound name such as Vol(k)mar, or Vollbert.

Voltz Early Origins



The surname Voltz was first found in the regions of the Rhineland-Palatinate and also further south to the area near Wurttemberg, where the ancestors of those bearing the name Voltz contributed to the feudal society of the early Middle Ages. Early records of the surname are found in the city of Worms, where one Johann filius quandam Volzonis was a citizen in 1316 (Urkunden zur hessischen Landes, Orts, Familiengeschichte, II-601). A record of one Wernherus Voltzo can be found earlier still, in 1226 (Wurttembergisches Urkundenbuch, III-188).

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Voltz Spelling Variations


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Voltz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Folz, Foltz, Volz, Voll, Volk, Volsch, Fols and many more.

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Voltz Early History


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Voltz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Voltz research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1620 is included under the topic Early Voltz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Voltz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Voltz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Voltz 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:

Voltz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Voltz, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1737
  • Henrich Voltz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Georg Voltz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Joseph Voltz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Michael Voltz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Voltz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Voltz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1833
  • Fried Voltz, aged 17, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Gens Voltz, aged 10, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Barbara Voltz, aged 14, arrived in New York, NY in 1847

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Contemporary Notables of the name Voltz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Voltz (post 1700)



  • Joseph F. Voltz, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Aarau, 1904

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Voltz Historic Events


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Voltz Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. William Fred  Voltz (1886-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    11. ...

    The Voltz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Voltz 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 8 October 2015 at 14:05.

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