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Early Origins of the Gottsch family

The surname Gottsch was first found in Bavaria, where the name Gottsch was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Gottsch family

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Gottsch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gichtl, Giech, Gach, Kitchel, Gittelde, Gische, Gitchel, Glich, Kitscher, Gochelet, Goegel, Goschl, Gotsche and many more.

Early Notables of the Gottsch family (pre 1700)

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United States Gottsch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gottsch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carl Gottsch, who landed in New York, NY in 1852 [1]
  • James Gottsch, who arrived in Illinois in 1882 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gottsch (post 1700) +

  • Mike Gottsch, American head football coach at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas (2007-2009)
  • Leutnant Walter Göttsch (1896-1918), German World War I flying ace credited with 20 aerial victories during World War I, awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern, Iron Cross, killed in action

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook