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The Zoller family originated in Bavaria, Germany. As hereditary surnames were adopted in that area beginning in the 12th century, people were often identified by the kind of work they did. Zoller is an occupational name for a toll-taker or tax gatherer. The Zoller family became landed aristocrats and they resided in an elegant feudal manor on a vast estate in Bavaria.

Zoller Early Origins



The surname Zoller was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their support in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses in Austria and Switzerland, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their quest for power. Chronicles first mention Eberhard Zollner of the town Eger on the border between Bavaria and Bohemia. Chronicles also mention Hartman der Zoller of Emmerdingen in 1392, and Johann Vryenstat der Czoellner of Liegnitz, Silesia in 1388.

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Zoller Spelling Variations


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Zoller 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 Zoller include Zoller, Zoll, Zoeller, Zollner, Zolner, Zoll, Zoellner and many more.

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Zoller Early History


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Zoller Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zoller research. Another 206 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1671, 1793, 1822, 1834, 1868, and 1882 are included under the topic Early Zoller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Zoller Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Zoller Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zoller 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



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Zoller or a variant listed above:

Zoller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hanss Henrich Zoller, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johannes Zoller, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Han Georg Zoller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Nicklas Zoller came to Philadelphia in 1740
  • Nicklas Zoller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Zoller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Karl Zoller, aged 25, landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1841
  • Geo Zoller, who arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1845
  • Peter Zoller, who arrived in America in 1853
  • Piere Zoller, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Joh Phil Zoller, who arrived in America in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Zoller Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wilhelm Zoller, aged 6, landed in America in 1900
  • Heinrich Zoller, aged 2, arrived in America in 1900
  • Jacob Zoller, aged 7, landed in America in 1900
  • Eva Zoller, aged 24, landed in America in 1900
  • Friedrich Zoller, aged 3, landed in America in 1900

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Contemporary Notables of the name Zoller (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Zoller (post 1700)



  • Martha Zoller (b. 1959), U.S. columnist, author, and radio personality
  • John I. Zoller, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Montgomery County, 1843
  • John A. Zoller, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1943; Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate 9th District, 1946
  • Charles Zoller, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1912
  • Abram Zoller, American politician, Mayor of Little Falls, New York, 1916; Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District, 1934-49
  • Stefan Zoller (b. 1914), Romanian field handball player of German origin
  • Hugo Zöller (1852-1933), German traveler and journalist
  • Günter Zöller (b. 1948), German Olympic figure skater and figure skating coach
  • Hugo Zöller (1852-1933), German explorer and journalist
  • Robert Zoller (b. 1961), Austrian World Cup alpine skier
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    The Zoller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zoller 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.

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