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.
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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)