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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.

Kautz Early Origins



The surname Kautz was first found in Bavaria, where the family made a considerable contribution to the feudal society which shaped modern Europe.

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Kautz Spelling Variations


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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.

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Kautz Early History


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Kautz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kautz research. Another 366 words (26 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.

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Kautz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kautz Early Notables (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...

Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kautz 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



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 emigrated 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 emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States from Nagyjecsa, Hungary, in 1911
  • E. R. Kautz, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kautz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kautz (post 1700)



  • Tom Kautz, American Democrat 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
  • 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
  • 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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Kautz Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. 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. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kautz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kautz 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 6 October 2015 at 12:48.

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