is the ancestral home of the Zeltinger family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames
in the 12th century. Zeltinger 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 Zeltinger 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.
Early Origins of the Zeltinger family
The surname Zeltinger 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.
Early History of the Zeltinger family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zeltinger research.Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1758 and 1832 are included under the topic Early Zeltinger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Zeltinger 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 Zeltinger include Zeltner, Zeltener, Zelter, Zeltmer, Zeltiner, Zeltnerin, Zelltner, Zeltinger and many more.
Early Notables of the Zeltinger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Zeltinger family to the New World and Oceana
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 Zeltinger surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Zeltinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Lotharius Zeltinger, who settled in America with his wife, Barbara Maxheim, and two children in 1764
- Lotharius Zeltinger, who arrived in America in 1764 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)