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
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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)
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Coetzer migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Coetzer Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
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