The ancient and distinguished German surname Kluttz 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.
Early Origins of the Kluttz family
The surname Kluttz 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 Kluttzes 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.
Early History of the Kluttz family
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Kluttz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Klotz, Klottz, Klotzz, Klots, Klotze, Klotzes, Klottze, Klottzz, Klutz, Clotz, Cloete and many more.
Early Notables of the Kluttz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kluttz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catharina Klotz, who emigrated from the Palatinate to New York in 1710; Sophia Catharina Klotz, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1717; Hans Leonhardt Klotz, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1749.
Contemporary Notables of the name Kluttz (post 1700)
- Theodore F. Kluttz (1848-1918), American Representative from North Carolina
- Clyde Franklin Kluttz (1917-1979), American Major League Baseball catcher
- Theodore Franklin Kluttz (1848-1918), American Democrat politician, State Court Judge in North Carolina, 1884; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1899-1905 CITATION[CLOSE]
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