is the ancestral home of the Zeltmer family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames
in the 12th century. Zeltmer 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 Zeltmer 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 Zeltmer family
The surname Zeltmer 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 Zeltmer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zeltmer research.Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1758 and 1832 are included under the topic Early Zeltmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Zeltmer Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Zeltmer include Zeltner, Zeltener, Zelter, Zeltmer, Zeltiner, Zeltnerin, Zelltner, Zeltinger and many more.
Early Notables of the Zeltmer family (pre 1700)
Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zeltmer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Zeltmer family to the New World and Oceana
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 Zeltmers to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Zeltmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jacob Zeltmer, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 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)
- Jacob Zeltmer, who sailed to America between 1832 and 1849