Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. HOLTS-klaw
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Contributor Contrib.amanh on 3/11/2017
Americanized spelling of German Holzklau, which translates into modern German as "wood thief", but is probably a nickname for someone who gathered wood, from Middle High German holz "wood" + a derivative of kluben "to pick up", "gather", "steal".