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Kotter Early Origins



The surname Kotter was first found in Swabia, where the name became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In its later history the name became a power unto itself; bearers were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. The name most likely comes from the German word "kottler," meaning "keeper of a granary or silo." Many surnames were taken from the profession of their first bearers; so it is entirely possible that the first person to bear the surname Kotter was such a person.

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Kotter Spelling Variations


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Kotter Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kotter, Köter, Koeter, Köther, Kottler, Kother, Kather, Koettler, Koetler and many more.

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Kotter Early History


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Kotter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kotter research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kotter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kotter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kotter Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kotter 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:

Kotter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Valentin Kotter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Valentin Kotter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • John Kotter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Johann Nickel Kotter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • Johann Nickel Kotter, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1763

Kotter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H B Kotter, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Anna Amalie Kotter, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • W Bernh Kotter, who arrived in America in 1833
  • Gerh Herm Kotter, who arrived in America in 1840
  • Joh Heinr W Kotter, who landed in America in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kotter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kotter (post 1700)



  • John P Kotter, American author and professor of leadership at the Harvard School of Business

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Kotter Family Crest Products


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Kotter Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kotter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kotter 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 14 December 2014 at 14:48.

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