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The roots of the distinguished surname Dotzler 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.

Dotzler Early Origins



The surname Dotzler 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 Dotzler 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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Dotzler Spelling Variations


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Dotzler Spelling Variations



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

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Dotzler Early History


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Dotzler Early History



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

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Dotzler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dotzler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dotzler 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 or some of its variants were: Johan Georg Dotz, who settled in Philadelphia in 1753; John Dotzler, who immigrated to New Jersey in 1846; Jacques Dotzler, who emigrated from Alsace to New York in 1849.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dotzler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dotzler (post 1700)



  • Frank J. Dotzler, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908, 1912
  • Hans Dotzler (b. 1906), German politician
  • Karl Dotzler (b. 1874), well-known watercolor painter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. 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. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Dotzler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dotzler 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 15 September 2016 at 07:20.

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