Debolt Family History & Genealogy

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Originally Huguenots from France, the Debolt family (also spelled Diebolt and Tiebolt) emigrated in order to escape persecution.  One branch moved to Germany (speaking only German) and later to the United States of America. Do you know the history of other branches of the Debolt family?  Do you know the meaning of Debolt?  Please add your knowledge to this page.

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Jason Debolt My name is Jason Allen DeBolt. I live in windham ohio. I am on the search for the roots of my family tree. The tree starts with my great grandfather George Ellsworth DeBolt, born july 6th 1889 in PA. George was married to Goldie May in 1923. They lived in pegion run PA. I know that they are buried in deep valley PA. He was married and had two children a boy and a girl, I do not know there names, before marrying Goldie. Goldie and George had 9 kids together. Ruby, Bud, Lester(leck), Merrel, shirley, Harley(shorty my grandfather born 1931) Maxine, Gerald,and Hazel. Most of my family I've listed have passed away and I want to make sure my sons Darian and Drake knows who and where he came from. My grandparents are Harley James and Ellen Elizabeth (Monroe)DeBolt they had two kids Ronnie 1961 and Twila DeBolt 1960. My mom is Twila. If any DeBolts know of any other branches please e-mail me @ [contact link]. Thanks
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Debolt Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

The DeBolts were Huguenots (French Protestants) who left Catholic France in the late 1600's. They went to all areas of the world looking for refuge; our DeBolts went to Protestant areas of Germany.  Many of the Huguenots who emigrated to America spoke only German.    Hans Michael Diebolt and his family arrived in America on Setp. 3, 1739 on the ship "Robert and Alice", arriving in Philadelphia from Rotterdam, Holland.  Hans Michael's son, also named Hans Michael was among those passengers listed; only males 16 years or older were listed, so there were probably other children as well as their mother on the boat.  There were known to be two younger boys, George and Henry.  The name was changed to Debolt almost right away after coming here, and at some point later, became DeBolt, although in records it can be seen as Tiebolt as well.    Debolt is a French last name.

Debolt Meaning & Etymology

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Most Common Debolt First Names

According to our database of 1,422 people with the last name Debolt that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • William 2.5%
  • Robert 2.3%
  • George 2.3%
  • Mary 2.2%
  • Charles 2.1%
  • John 2.1%
  • James 1.9%
  • Ralph 1.3%
  • Frank 1.3%
  • Richard 1.3%
  • Donald 1.1%
  • Ruth 1.1%
  • Edward 1.0%
  • Walter 0.9%
  • Michael 0.8%
  • Harold 0.8%
  • David 0.8%
  • Earl 0.8%
  • Paul 0.8%
  • Lester 0.8%
  • Helen 0.7%
  • Mildred 0.7%
  • Elizabeth 0.7%
  • Harry 0.7%
  • Clarence 0.6%
  • Thomas 0.6%
  • Ethel 0.6%
  • Marie 0.6%
  • Joseph 0.6%
  • Russell 0.6%
  • Raymond 0.6%
  • Lillian 0.6%
  • Margaret 0.5%
  • Alice 0.5%
  • Arthur 0.5%
  • Bessie 0.5%
  • Mabel 0.5%
  • Jacob 0.5%
  • Francis 0.5%
  • Glenn 0.5%
  • Anna 0.5%
  • Kenneth 0.5%
  • Lois 0.4%
  • Jackson 0.4%
  • Gladys 0.4%
  • Laura 0.4%
  • Virginia 0.4%
  • Albert 0.4%
  • Dorothy 0.4%
  • Frances 0.4%

Debolt Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

Debolt is also spelled Diebolt and Tiebolt.

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