The Kotzer surname is thought to be derived from the Middle High German word "kotze," which was a coarse woolen cloth or garment.
Early Origins of the Kotzer family
The surname Kotzer 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.
Early History of the Kotzer family
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Kotzer Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kotzel, Kotzle, Kotzeler, Koetzle, Koetzel and many more.
Early Notables of the Kotzer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kotzer family to the New World and Oceana
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.