Walzer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Walzer family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Walzer 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.

Early Origins of the Walzer family

The surname Walzer 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.

Early History of the Walzer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walzer research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1661 is included under the topic Early Walzer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Walzer Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Walzer include Walser, Walzer, Walsser, Walleser, Walsen, Waltz, Waltzer, Walss, Waelser, Waelzer, Waelsser, Waelleser and many more.

Early Notables of the Walzer family (pre 1700)

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United States Walzer migration to the United States +

German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Walzer surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Walzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Walzer, who settled in Indiana in 1852
  • George Walzer, who arrived in Indiana in 1852 [1]
  • Johann Walzer, aged 27, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Elisabeth Walzer, aged 27, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
Walzer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Julius Walzer, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1906 [1]
  • Julius Walzer, who arrived in Mobile, Alabama in 1906

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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