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The roots of the distinguished German surname Kitzmann lie in the kingdom of Bavaria. The name is comprised of two elements: "Kitz," a pet form of the personal name "Gizo," and "miller," the Bavarian form of the German word "müller," meaning "miller." The name Kitzmann or Kitzmüller was probably originally borne by a miller who was called Kitz.

Kitzmann Early Origins



The surname Kitzmann was first found in milling villages, where it is likely that the name first emerged. It is believed that the first bearer of the name Kitzmann was a miller known as Kitz. The name was then passed down as a hereditary surname, eventually becoming widespread throughout the region of Bavaria. The young Kitzmann family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Bavarian society.

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Kitzmann Spelling Variations


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Kitzmann Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kitzmiller, Kitzmuller, Kitzmüller, Kitzmann, Kitzele, Kitzeder and many more.

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Kitzmann Early History


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Kitzmann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kitzmann research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kitzmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kitzmann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kitzmann Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kitzmann 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 or some of its variants were: Johannes Kitzmuller, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1728; Jacob Kitzmiller, a Protestant who was naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1743; Martin Kitzmiller, who was living in Maryland in 1743.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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    The Kitzmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kitzmann 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 26 May 2015 at 18:34.

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