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Baltazar Name Meaning

Spanish Portuguese Catalan and German; Hungarian and Slovak (Baltazár): from the Biblical personal names Balthazar and Belshazzar which were originally distinct but by medieval times had come to be regarded as variants of a single name. The first is from Aramaic Balshatzar Babylonian Baal tas-assar ‘may Baal preserve his life’ the second from Babylonian Baal shar-uzzur ‘may Baal protect the king’. The latter was borne by the Chaldean king for whom the Hebrew prophet Daniel interpreted the writing on the wall (Daniel ). The main reason for the popularity of Balthazar as a personal name in medieval Europe was that according to legend it was the name of one of the three Magi from the East who attended Christ's birth. His supposed relics were venerated at first in Milan but after 1164 in Cologne. This surname is most common in Mexico. Altered form of Italian Baldassarre or one of its variants or cognates.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lazar, Altizer, Salazar, Baltzer, Blazek, Bakalar, Balter, Balzer

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You can see how Baltazar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baltazar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Baltazar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Baltazar families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Baltazar's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Baltazar families in 1911.
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In 1921, Tudiant was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Baltazar. 50% of Baltazar men worked as a Tudiant. .

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*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 1921

  • Tudiant
  • Journalier
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There are 610 military records available for the last name Baltazar. For the veterans among your Baltazar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Baltazar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Baltazar in 1942 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

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