I am a Baltzell who knows little about his extended family. I was told that our lineage traced back to Germany, but my real interest is in the BALTZELL name. Any information would be enlightening. My Grandparents lived on the east coast in the late thirties and forties, then moving on to Texas in the fifties and then settling in Kentucky in the sixties.I'm not looking for anyone, just interested in the family name and where it really originates from. It's puzzled me my whole life when someone asks me what sort of name is it. If anyone who knows anything on this these subjects, feel free to respond.