Holtzclaw Family History
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Holtzclaw Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of German Holzklau, which translates into modern German as ‘wood thief’, but is probably a nickname for someone who gathered wood, from Middle High German holz ‘wood’ + a derivative of kluben ‘to pick up’, ‘gather’, ‘steal’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press