- General Family Information
- Who are the Zoll Family?
- If you might be a Zoll
- Possible Origins of the Zoll Name
- Family Tree
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Who are these Zoll people anyway?
No seriously, Zoll is a pretty unusual name, that's part of the reason we like it. Strangely,diferent members of our family pronounce it differently. Isn't that odd? Our dad died a couple years ago so now we have no definitive authority on the proper pronounciation. Of course, my sister think's she's right just because she has a degree in Linguistics?
There seem to be two major branches of the Zoll family in the US. There are the Zolls that settled in Massachusetts around 1906 and the Zoll's that settled in Ohio around 1833.
There are a few outstanding Zoll family members.
- Paul Zoll - Inventers of one of the first pacemakers and defibrillation equiptment
- Samual Zoll - Chief Justice of the Massachusetts District Courts
- Estelle Zoll - Published Chemist
- Daniel Zoll - Surgon
We're always looking to connect up with other Zolls and find out more about the family though. If you're a Zoll please check out our family tree
Hello and thank you for visiting our web site.
We would like to know if you are related to us and if so, could provide us with some information. We would appreciate any information you can offer, such as:
1. birth dates, marriage dates and death dates;
3. Any connection to the existing Family tree;
4. brothers, sisters (and respective spouses, children);
5. If or how you are related to us;
6. if you are related, the birth dates etc of your grandparents (if different from ours),
7. brothers and sister, their (your) spouses, children, grandchildren:
8. and virtually, any other information you feel is important and are able to offer.
We will put all this information on our website along with the information we have collected from family members here in the states. You can write to me by visiting our website or by email at Craig@Zoll.org you have an email address please share it with us so that we will be able to correspond regularly. If you don't we will share information with you via the postal service. This is an exciting experience for us. We are all still trying to find the lineage link with them. Some of the information you provide us with may help us with this also. Thank you in advance for your help.
Sincerely hoping we are related,
What an odd last name, Where does it come from?
Bavaria, one of the oldest and most expansive of the German states, is the esteemed birthplace of the prominent Zoll family. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and names that were derived from occupations were particularly common in this region. The family name Zoll is an occupational surname for toll-taker or tax gatherer. The Zoll family became landed aristocrats and they resided in an elegant feudal manor on a vast estate in Bavaria.
In the medieval period, very few people were literate and scribes often recorded names as they sounded rather than according to uniform spelling rules. As a result of the multitude of local dialects in Germany, it was entirely possible that a name would even change between father and son. Additionally, the German language was divided into the linguistically distinct dialects of High and Low German. High German has become the standard modem German language, whereas Low German is linguistically closer to Dutch. Many German surnames may be recognized as belonging to a particular region by their suffixes. It was also common in Germany to add phrases to a name, in order to express something about a person's place of origin, religious background, or character. Thus, German surnames are distinguished by scores of regional spelling variations. Some of the spellings found were Zoller, Zolner, Zollner, Zoller, Zoll, Zoellner, Zoeller and Zollner.
The development of surnames in Germany occurred much later than in Italy, Britain, or France. During the Middle Ages, the practice of adopting hereditary surnames began in southern areas and gradually spread northward. The first hereditary surnames in German-speaking regions were found in the second half of the 12th century when the nobility began to call themselves after their ancestral seats. Among the citizens, surnames were not adopted until the 14th century and did not become stabilized, universal, or fixed in form from one generation to another until the 18th century, when Emperor Joseph 11 decreed that all people throughout the Empire were to assume surnames. The first records of the surname Zoll were found in the town Eger on the border between Bavaria and Bohemia. Although the name Zoll originated in Bavaria, it branched into many houses and became located in Amberg in Bavaria, Austria and Switzerland during the Middle Ages. The earliest records of the name date back to the 14th century, when Hartman der Zoller resided in Ernmerdingen and Johann Vryenstat der czoellner lived in Liegnitz, Silesia. In the late Middle Ages, the status and financial holdings of the Zoll family was increased by marrying with distinguished families such as the Klick and Taufkirchen-Engelburg families. They were later raised to the ranks of the nobility as barons in 1671, and a Saxon branch of the family was ennobled when Gottlieb Zoellner, an officer, was honored in 1822.
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian farmers, the chance to own one's own land proved to be a major incentive. The process of the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered around Ontario and the Prairie provinces.
As cited by Family Heritage Deluxe
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- Craigs Family
I have been a consultant for all of my career. While I have been in various roles I have always looked for ways to enhance anything, processes, features, cost, MTBF, design and other things. I have always been a tecnogeek. When I was growing up I was always playing. I build my first robot when I was 14 and my first Computer at 15. Sometimes my projects worked out and sometimes they didn't. My mother would frequently ask me "Craig, why did all the lights in the house go out?", "Craig why is xxx taken apart". Well I always got the light back on and the xxx put back together, (with only a few screws left over).
24 Years of Business/Technical experience in Consulting, 19 Years experience of Architecting IT Infrastructures, 17 years of experience in full life cycle, enterprise-level application architectures and projects, development and integration, and delivering multi-tiered applications. Lead technical phases for many complex initiatives, including identifying team & vendor structures, architecting scalable solutions and negotiating pricing structures. Developed and delivered technical materials for pre-sales, oral presentations, contract negotiations and discovery sessions leading to approximately $40M of revenue throughout consulting tenure.
Dain Solutions, Inc.
Financial Services Company - Hartford, CT – Sr. Technical Architect May 2009 – Present
BearingPoint (formerly KPMG, KPMG Consulting)
Consulting Manager May 1996-May 2009
USAID – Amman, Jordan – Solution Lead January 2009 – March 2009
City of Toronto – Toronto, ON – 3-1-1 Sr. Technical Architect September 2007 – December 2008
Penoles – Torreon, MX – Technical Lead January 2007 – August 2007
Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village– New York, NY – Technical Lead August 2005 – May 2007
UMUC – Adelphi, MD – Technical Lead October 2003 – June 2005
University of Maryland University College
JP Morgan Chase Manhattan – San Diego, CA – Technical Lead March 2003 – September 2004
• Served as Technical Lead for Predictive Dialer replacement, project for JP Morgan Chase Manhattan. Analyzed existing predictive dialer system (Meleta) and implemented new Mosaics dialer solution, interfaced the new dialing solution with 3 credit bureaus for dynamic dialing scenarios.
BearingPoint Infra Establishment – Boston, MA – Sr. Tech Architect July 2002 – September 2004
Boeing People Organization – Seattle, WA – Technical Architect February 2001 – May 2002
BearingPoint – Additional Projects and Clients Prior to 2000
• UUNet eCommerce Strategy, CoinMach, GE Capital, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AOL, USPS, MCI Worldcoms’ Operations Support, Cisco Systems’ Global Technical Assistance Center, Kentucky's Electronic Workplace for Employment Services, Social Security Administration, Executone, DataImage, Organon Teknika
University of Hartford May 1984
Bachelor of Arts in Electric Engineering Technology minor Computer Science and Psychology
Six Sigma Green Belt
Extracorporeal Blood Treatment
063: Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows 98
046: Networking with Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
044: Networking Essentials
043: Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
067: Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0
042: Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
073: Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0
026: System Administration for Microsoft SQL Server 6.5
076 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0
053: Internetworking Microsoft® TCP/IP on Microsoft Windows NT (3.5-3.51)
8018: Customer Relationship Management Installation & Configuration
8019: CRM 1.2 Applications Professional
8020: Customer Relationship Management 1.2 Customization
2152: Implementing Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Server
2151: Microsoft Windows 2000 Network and Operating System Essentials
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Additional Microsoft Classes attended
Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment
Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Installing, Configuring, and Administering Windows XP Professional
MXES Consultant Training for EAM
MXES Immersion Training for EAM
Records & Documents Foundation (4.4)
Application Portal Site Administration Foundation
AVA00170WEN - Avaya Media Servers and Gateways
AVA00277WEN - Install and Initialize Indoor Wireless Solutions
AVA00279WEN - Communication Manager - Configuring Basic Features
AVA00298WEN - Analyze and Resolve Problems in Simple Converged Solutions
AVA00533WEN - Customer Interaction Suite
Cisco System Administration
Cisco Intro to CTI
Siebel Server Administration
Siebel Remote Administration
CRM Business Configuration
They are all people but some have two legs and others four
My resume mostly up to date.
My digital media career:
I started with Delphi Internet, no link for that, 'cause it ain't really around anymore. The main thing it did for me was get me to NYC where things really heated up:
New York Times (online)
Nascent State the best, yet smallest and least known, of the lot.
Itinerary (for the last trip I took in November 1998)
|Summary||A project management specialist with over seven years experience successfully applying business goals to emerging technologies. Skilled in relationship management and multi-disciplinary team leadership. Well-versed in project management methodology. Strong knowledge of business and operational aspects of running a large, content-driven website. Special interest in the linguistic, cultural and technical challenges presented by Web development for an international audience.|
07/2001 - 07/2002 Nascent State NY, NY
Senior Project Manager (www.nascentstate.com)
04/2000-04/2001 New York Times Digital (NYTd) NY, NY
Senior Project Manager, Email and Multiplatform Distribution (www.nytimes.com)
11/1999-07/2001 World Seido Karate Organization - Honbu (Headquarters) NY, NY
Web Developer (www.seido.com)
04/1998-04/2000 PR Newswire Jersey City, NJ
Manager, Investor Relations Web Services (www.prnewswire.com/viq_main.shtml)
Senior Project Manager/International Web Master (www.prni.com)
05/1996-03/1998 Scientific American Magazine NY, NY
Manager of Online Production (www.sciam.com)
01/1994-02/1996 MCI/Newscorp Joint Online Venture (Delphi Internet Online Service) NY, NY/Cambridge, MA
Editorial Assistant (www.delphi.com)
Internet Member Services Representative
Learning Tree International - Professional Training
|Knowledge and Interests||
My working practice is rooted in the local environment.
Tiny sagas present themselves throughout my work and hint at the very transitory nature of human attention. Care is bestowed or withheld in an instant even though its evidence can be seen smeared across countless timescales.
The space between places fascinates me due to our inherent lack of expectation in it. Intentional destinations, conversely become loaded with anticipation and opportunities for disappointment.
A discarded photo album, a half sucked sweet and a wastegrounded front garden create taxonomies of unplanned human activity. We live in amongst these narratives, they play out around our feet and over our heads every day.
By highlighting what happens around us I hope to reawaken our appreciation of what community can be.
© Daisy Zoll 2007
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