The Kutzel 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 Kutzel family
The surname Kutzel 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.
Early History of the Kutzel family
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Kutzel Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kutzel, Kotzel, Kotzeler, Kottel, Kotzbuhel, Kostolitz, Kostoletzky, Kotschubel, Kuttel and many more.
Early Notables of the Kutzel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kutzel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Kutz, who came to Philadelphia in 1732; Michael Kutz, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1752; Carl Katzer, who arrived in Baltimore in 1831; Ernst Kutz, who came to Baltimore in 1840.