Klutz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient and distinguished German surname Klutz 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 Klutz family
The surname Klutz 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 Klutzes 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 Klutz family
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Klutz Spelling Variations
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 Klutz family (pre 1700)
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Klutz migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Klutz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Emilie Klutz, aged 18, who landed in Nebraska in 1880 
- Lewis Klutz, aged 33, who arrived in Nebraska in 1880 
- Lidia Klutz, aged 5, who landed in Nebraska in 1880 
- Ottilie Klutz, aged 4, who arrived in Nebraska in 1880 
- Rineholt Klutz, aged 7, who landed in Nebraska in 1880 
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)