The surname Gottwald was first found in Silesia, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development in Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Important Dates for the Gottwald family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gottwald research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1728 is included under the topic Early Gottwald History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gottwald Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gottwald, Gotwald, Gottwalt, Gottwaldt and many more.
Early Notables of the Gottwald family (pre 1700)
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gottwald Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gottwald migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gottwald Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Johann Bardel Gottwald, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751
Gottwald Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Theodor Gottwald, aged 22, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849 
Contemporary Notables of the name Gottwald (post 1700)
George J. Gottwald (1914-2002), American Bishop of the Catholic Church, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis from 1961-1988
Peter Gottwald Jr, American silver and bronze medalist Paralympian athlete
Frederick Carl Gottwald (1858-1941), American traditionalist painter
Siegfried Johannes Gottwald (1943-2015), German mathematician, logician and historian of science, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy at University of Leipzig
Clytus Gottwald (b. 1925), German composer, conductor and musicologist
Franziska Gottwald, German mezzo-soprano singer in opera and concert from Marburg
Michal Gottwald (b. 1981), Slovak football forward
Felix Gottwald (b. 1976), Austrian three-time Olympic and World Championship gold medalist and Nordic combined athlete
Klement Gottwald (1896-1953), Czech politician, President of the Republic of Czechoslovakia in 1948
Historic Events for the Gottwald family
Paul Gottwald (1900-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking 
Helmut Gottwald (1922-1941), German Matrose who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking 
^ 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)
^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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