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The roots of the distinguished German surname Kitzmiller 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 Kitzmiller or Kitzmüller was probably originally borne by a miller who was called Kitz.

Kitzmiller Early Origins



The surname Kitzmiller 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 Kitzmiller 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 Kitzmiller family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Bavarian society.

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Kitzmiller Spelling Variations


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Kitzmiller Spelling Variations



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

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Kitzmiller Early History


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Kitzmiller Early History



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

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Kitzmiller Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kitzmiller Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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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Contemporary Notables of the name Kitzmiller (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kitzmiller (post 1700)



  • John Wesley "Dutch" Kitzmiller (1904-1986), American football player and member of the College Football Hall of Fame
  • John Kitzmiller (1913-1965), African American actor, best known for his role as Quarrel in the 1962 James Bond movie Dr. No
  • Jacob A. Kitzmiller, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1884
  • David Lloyd Kitzmiller, American Democrat politician, Chair of Grant County Democratic Party, 1983
  • Albanus Blaine Kitzmiller (b. 1884), American psychologist
  • Robert Kitzmiller (b. 1952), German professional footballer and coach

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Kitzmiller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kitzmiller 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 19 October 2015 at 15:10.

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