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The ancient and distinguished German surname Klotz is derived from the old Germanic term "Klotz," meaning "awkward, clumsy." The name was most likely initially bestowed as a nickname, either on someone who was clumsy or in an ironic way on someone who was exceptionally graceful.

Klotz Early Origins



The surname Klotz was first found in Hessen, where the family was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The Klotzes would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs. The earliest known bearer of the name was Berchtolt Klotz, who is registered in the "Furstenbergisches Urkundenbuch" in 1343.

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Klotz Spelling Variations


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Klotz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Klotz, Klottz, Klotzz, Klots, Klotze, Klotzes, Klottze, Klottzz, Klutz, Clotz, Cloete and many more.

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Klotz Early History


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Klotz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klotz research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1606, 1668, 1738, 1764, 1771, 1773, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Klotz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Klotz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klotz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Klotz 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 were:

Klotz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catharina Klotz, who emigrated from the Palatinate to New York in 1710
  • Sophia Catharina Klotz, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1717
  • Ludwig Klotz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Johann Jacob Klotz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Hans Leonhard Klotz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Klotz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Philip Klotz, aged 24, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Georg Klotz, a Hessian mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War
  • George Klotz, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1833
  • Johannes Klotz, aged 23, landed in Missouri in 1841
  • Henry Klotz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Klotz Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Cedward Klotz, who was living in Toronto in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Klotz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Klotz (post 1700)



  • Solon T. Klotz (1866-1948), American politician, Mayor of Toledo, Ohio, 1934-35
  • Samuel Klotz, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Nassau County 5th District, 1954
  • Rudolph Klotz, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 26th District, 1873-75
  • Robert Klotz (1819-1895), American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1848; Delegate to Kansas State Constitutional Convention, 1855
  • Jacob Klotz, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1889-90
  • Ignatius Klotz, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1885-87
  • Florence Klotz (1920-2006), American Tony award winning costume designer on Broadway and film
  • Irving Myron Klotz (b. 1916), well-known American chemist and author
  • Robert Klotz (1819-1895), American democrat, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Günther Klotz (b. 1911), mayor in Germany
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Klotz


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Suggested Readings for the name Klotz



  • The Descendants of Johann Jacob Klotz in America by Ralph Dean Kluttz.

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Klotz Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    11. ...

    The Klotz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klotz 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.

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