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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Zelltner family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Zelltner is an occupational name, which was derived from the kind of work done by the original bearer. It is a name for a baker. The surname Zelltner is derived from the German word "zelte," which means "flat cake." The name is also an occupational name for a tent maker, derived from the German word "zelt" meaning "tent." Furthermore, there are numerous places named Zelte in the German states.

Zelltner Early Origins



The surname Zelltner was first found in Nuremberg, where the name Zeltner contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each becoming involved in the local social and political affairs.

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Zelltner Spelling Variations


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Zelltner 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 Zelltner include Zeltner, Zeltener, Zelter, Zeltmer, Zeltiner, Zeltnerin, Zelltner, Zeltinger and many more.

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Zelltner Early History


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Zelltner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zelltner research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1758 and 1832 are included under the topic Early Zelltner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Zelltner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Zelltner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zelltner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Zelltners to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Zelltner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Susanne Zelltner sailed to America in 1854
  • Susanne Zelltner, aged 23, landed in America in 1854

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Citations



    Other References

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    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Zelltner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zelltner 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 6 February 2014 at 14:49.

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