Coetzer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Coetzer surname is thought to be derived from the Middle High German word "kotze," which was a coarse woolen cloth or garment.

Early Origins of the Coetzer family

The surname Coetzer was first found in East Prussia, where the name was originally found in Livonia and moved south and became Russian Counts in 1799. They gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

Important Dates for the Coetzer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coetzer research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1295 and 1759 are included under the topic Early Coetzer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coetzer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kotzel, Kotzle, Kotzeler, Koetzle, Koetzel and many more.

Early Notables of the Coetzer family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Coetzer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coetzer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coetzer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • J. Jacobus Coetzer, aged 62, who landed in America from Bermuda, in 1904

Contemporary Notables of the name Coetzer (post 1700)

  • Wenselois Johann Coetzer (b. 1947), famous South African painter
  • Pieter Willem Coetzer (b. 1947), well-known South African politician

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