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The Kotze surname is thought to be derived from the Middle High German word "kotze," which was a coarse woolen cloth or garment.

Kotze Early Origins



The surname Kotze was first found in East Prussia, where the name was originally found in Livonia and moved south and became Russian Counts in 1799. They gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

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Kotze Spelling Variations


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Kotze Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kotzel, Kotzle, Kotzeler, Koetzle, Koetzel and many more.

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Kotze Early History


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Kotze Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kotze research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1295 and 1759 are included under the topic Early Kotze History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kotze Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kotze Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kotze 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 or some of its variants were: Gottlieb and Christiane Kotzer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1855.; August Koetzel, who came to New York, NY in 1861; Frederick Koetzle, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1857.

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Kotze Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Kotze Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kotze 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 4 November 2014 at 06:23.

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