Origins Available: German
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.
Early Origins of the Kitzmann family
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.
Early History of the Kitzmann family
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Kitzmann Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kitzmiller, Kitzmuller, Kitzmüller, Kitzmann, Kitzele, Kitzeder and many more.
Early Notables of the Kitzmann family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kitzmann family to the New World and Oceana
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.