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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.

Klutz Early Origins



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.

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Klutz Spelling Variations


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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.

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Klutz Early History


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Klutz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klutz 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 Klutz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Klutz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klutz Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Klutz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Emilie Klutz, aged 18, landed in Nebraska in 1880
  • Lewis Klutz, aged 33, arrived in Nebraska in 1880
  • Lidia Klutz, aged 5, landed in Nebraska in 1880
  • Ottilie Klutz, aged 4, arrived in Nebraska in 1880
  • Rineholt Klutz, aged 7, landed in Nebraska in 1880

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. 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. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Klutz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klutz 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 27 August 2016 at 01:10.

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