The distinguished and ancient German surname Katzer is derived from the High German word "Kutsche," itself derived from the Hungarian "kocsi," meaning "coach." It is likely that the progenitor of the name was a coach driver.
The surname Katzer was first found in Munich, where several notable branches of the Katzer family were already beginning to emerge. The written history of the surname dates back to 1482, when Niclas and Wilhelm Kutzer were registered as citizens of Bavaria in 1482. The young Katzer family played a crucial role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Bavarian society.
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