Kottler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kottler family

The surname Kottler 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 Kottler was such a person.

Important Dates for the Kottler family

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Kottler Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kottler family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Kottler family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Valentin Kotter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 and Johann Nickel Kotter, who settled there in 1763.

Contemporary Notables of the name Kottler (post 1700)

  • Joseph Kottler (b. 1959), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1959-68 (Kings County 19th District 1959-65, 58th District 1966, 48th District 1967-68); Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1968
  • Dr. Herbert Kottler, associate director of the Lincoln Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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