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The ancestral home of the Walz family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Walz is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a man who was a young ruler.

Walz Early Origins



The surname Walz was first found in Bavaria, where the name Walser made a great early contribution to the feudal society of early Europe. The name Walser became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Walz Spelling Variations


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Walz Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Walz include Walser, Walzer, Walsser, Walleser, Walsen, Waltz, Waltzer, Walss, Waelser, Waelzer, Waelsser, Waelleser and many more.

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Walz Early History


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Walz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walz research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the year 1661 is included under the topic Early Walz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Walz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Walz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Walz 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



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Walz or a variant listed above:

Walz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Dorothea Walz, who landed in America in 1752
  • Eva Christine Walz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753

Walz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Walz, aged 28, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Peter Walz, who landed in North America in 1838
  • Barbara Walz, aged 19, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Magdalena Walz, aged 25, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Gottl Walz, aged 22, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Walz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jacob Walz, aged 31, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • Johann Walz, who landed in America in 1901
  • Margretha Walz, aged 32, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • Louisa Walz, aged 16, arrived in America in 1901
  • Christian Walz, aged 56, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Walz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Walz (post 1700)



  • Zachary Christian "Zach" Walz (b. 1976), former professional American football linebacker
  • Amy Walz, American fashion model and actress
  • Martha M. "Marty" Walz (b. 1961), American politician, Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • Timothy James Walz (b. 1964), American politician, U.S. Representative in Congress
  • Colonel (USAF, Ret.) Carl Erwin Walz (b. 1955), former NASA astronaut with 231 hours in space
  • Jinny Lee Walz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2012
  • Jacob Walz, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 19th District, 1909
  • Herman Walz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980
  • Fred Walz, American politician, Candidate for Minnesota State Senate 12th District, 1942
  • Edward Walz, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912 (alternate), 1924; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 8th District, 1928
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Walz


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Suggested Readings for the name Walz



  • The Walz Genealogical Record by Roy Walz.

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Walz Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. 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).
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    11. ...

    The Walz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Walz 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 4 October 2016 at 11:56.

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