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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.

Katzer Early Origins



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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Katzer Spelling Variations


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Katzer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kutzer, Kützer, Kotzer, Kötzer, Kuzer, Coetzer and others.

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Katzer Early History


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Katzer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Katzer research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1698, 1709, 1714, 1717, and 1732 are included under the topic Early Katzer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Katzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Katzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Katzer 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:

Katzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Katzer, who arrived in Baltimore in 1831
  • Alois Katzer, who settled in New York, NY in 1892

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Contemporary Notables of the name Katzer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Katzer (post 1700)



  • Georg Katzer (b. 1935), German contemporary composer, a pioneer of electronic new music
  • Rudolf Katzer (b. 1888), German track cycling racer at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Markus Katzer (b. 1979), Austrian football player
  • Frederick Xavier Katzer (1844-1903), Austrian-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, third bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay (1886-1891)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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    The Katzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Katzer 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 28 November 2015 at 17:38.

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