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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.

Dotz Early Origins



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.

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Dotz Spelling Variations


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Dotz Spelling Variations



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

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Dotz Early History


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Dotz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dotz research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1337, 1470, 1510 and 1868 are included under the topic Early Dotz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dotz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dotz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dotz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dotz (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    The Dotz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dotz Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 July 2014 at 11:48.

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