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

Kotzer Early Origins



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.

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Kotzer Spelling Variations


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Kotzer Spelling Variations



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

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Kotzer Early History


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Kotzer Early History



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

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Kotzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kotzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kotzer 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
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    The Kotzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kotzer 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 28 February 2014 at 10:50.

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