family name STELZER #galicia


Ruth Sivion <rutsiv1@...>
 

I would like to know what is the orign of family name STELZER.
Is it a name of a place?
I would be grateful to hear about it.

Ruth Sivion
Israel
rutsiv1@netvision.net.il


Saulzee@...
 

Dear Naomi,
As to the meaning of the name STELZEN, in addition to being someone who walks
on stilts, to entertain as at a carnival it also can refer to someone who
came >from Stelzen or a dweller in a narrow field. So, it has several
potential derivations depending on the situation when the surname was either
voluntarily or forcefully adopted.
Saul Zeichner


NFatouros@...
 

In a message dated 4/25/03 Ruth Sivion (rutsiv1@netvision.net.il) writes:

<< I would like to know what is the orign of family name STELZER.
Is it a name of a place?
I would be grateful to hear about it.
>>

STELZER is not a toponym, I think. This German word "stelz" means "stilt" or
"crutch." And the names STELZER STELTZ, STELS, refer to stilts, or to a
walker on stilts or crutches.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Or perhaps the person who made stilts and crutches?

Susana Block
Winnipeg MB

<< I would like to know what is the orign of family name STELZER.
Is it a name of a place?

STELZER is not a toponym, I think. This German word "stelz" means "stilt" or
"crutch." And the names STELZER STELTZ, STELS, refer to stilts, or to a
walker on stilts or crutches.