History of your Surname
Get access to Holzer family records.Start a free trial

Holzer Family History

Holzer Name Meaning

German (also Hölzer): topographic name for a forest dweller from Middle High German holz ‘wood copse’ (see Holz ) + the -er suffix denoting an inhabitant. This surname (in any of possible meanings; see also 2 and 3 below) is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) Czechia and Poland. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Hölzer): occupational name for a woodcutter or someone who sold wood from an agent derivative of German Holz ‘wood’. German (Hölzer): habitational name for someone from any of various places called Holz. Compare Helzer Hoelzer and Holtzer . In some cases also a Germanized form of Slovenian Holcer or of its rare variant Holcar: topographic name for a forest dweller or occupational name for a woodman of German origin (see above) often applied as a translation into German of Slovenian cognate surnames such as Lesnik and Lesar .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Helzer, Holder, Holtzer, Hoelzer, Horner, Holler, Helper, Molner

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Holzer family from?

You can see how Holzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holzer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Holzer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 107 Holzer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 26% of all the recorded Holzer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Holzer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Holzer. 16% of Holzer men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Holzer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holzer were Foreman and Teacher. .

View Census Data for Holzer | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Foreman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Waitress
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Holzer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Holzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holzer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Holzer

Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Holzer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Holzer immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Holzer. For the veterans among your Holzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Holzer military records

You've only scratched the surface of Holzer family history

Discover More

What is the average Holzer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Holzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Holzer in 1954 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holzer

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Holzer family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial