Kautz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Kautz family. The Kautz surname is derived from the Latin word "coquus," which denotes the "art of cookery." Kautz was originally an occupational name, for a cook.
Early Origins of the Kautz family
The surname Kautz was first found in Bavaria, where the family made a considerable contribution to the feudal society which shaped modern Europe.
Early History of the Kautz family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kautz research. Another 296 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1544, 1552, 1637, 1688, 1694, 1738, 1747, 1748, 1769, 1815, and 1852 are included under the topic Early Kautz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kautz Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Kautz include Koch, Koche, Kochen, Koech, Koeche, Koechen, Coch, Coche, Cochen, Coech, Coeche, Coechen, Koechle, Koechly, Koechli, Kock, Kochs, Kocks and many more.
Early Notables of the Kautz family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Kautz in this period include Conrad Reinhold von Koch, an advisor on justice at the royal Schleswig-Holstein court, who was knighted in 1769. He was born in 1738 as the son of a chamberlain of the court at Darmstadt and was the brother of the famous scholar and professor of state law at the University of Strassburg...
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Kautz migration to the United States +
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Kautz or a variant listed above:
Kautz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Eva Kautz, aged 23, who immigrated to America, in 1893
- Franz Kautz, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1893
Kautz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Friedrich Kautz, aged 2, who immigrated to the United States from Saratow, in 1905
- Elisabeth Kautz, aged 11, who landed in America from Saratow, in 1905
- Johann Kautz, aged 33, who settled in America from Liestal, Switzerland, in 1910
- Jakob Kautz, aged 54, who immigrated to the United States from Nagyjecsa, Hungary, in 1911
- E. R. Kautz, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States, in 1921
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Contemporary Notables of the name Kautz (post 1700) +
- August Valentine Kautz (1828-1895), German-born, American Union Army cavalry officer during the American Civil War
- Albert Kautz (1839-1907), American rear admiral from Georgetown, Ohio
- Tom Kautz, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Kansas State Senate 1st District, 2000 
- J. A. Kautz, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1908 
- Elizabeth B. Kautz, American politician, Mayor of Burnsville, Minnesota 
- Manuel Coronel Kautz, Nicaragua's current Vice Minister of Foreign Relations
- Gyula Kautz (1829-1909), Hungarian economist
- Christian Kautz (1913-1948), Swiss auto racing driver
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