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Dotz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The roots of the distinguished surname Dotz lie in the former dutchy of Swabia. The name is of two possible origins; firstly, it may be derived from a High German word meaning "small, feeble person." In this case, the name would have initially been bestowed on the progenitor as a nickname. Alternatively, the name may be derived from "Dotzlar," the name of a town in Siegen; in this instance, the original bearer of the name would have been a native of this town.

Early Origins of the Dotz family


The surname Dotz was first found in Swabia, where it is thought to have originated. During the Middle Ages, it was common for a new resident of a city to be referred to by the name of his hometown; thus, it is likely that one of the original bearers was a native of the town of Dotzlar who had moved to Swabia. The earliest known bearer of the name was Tötzlin, who lived in this region in 1337. The young Dotz family played an important role in the history of the region, and was instrumental in the development of medieval Swabian society.

Early History of the Dotz family


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Dotz Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Dotzler, Dotz, Totz, Tötz, Tötzlin, Dotzlar and many more.

Early Notables of the Dotz family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dotz family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dotz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Emilie Dotz, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Jessie Dotz, aged 30, who emigrated to America, in 1895
  • Pauline Dotz, aged 11, who landed in America from Bremen, in 1897

Dotz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jakob Dotz, aged 18, who landed in America in 1901
  • Ottilia Dotz, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States from Moknis, in 1906
  • Maria Dotz, aged 26, who landed in America from Enders, Russia, in 1912

Contemporary Notables of the name Dotz (post 1700)


  • Karl Heinz Dötz (b. 1943), German chemist, co-developer of the Wulff-Dötz reaction

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