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Origins Available: German, Polish


The Krotzer surname was originally an occupational name for someone who carded wool, or performed a similar occupation.

Krotzer Early Origins



The surname Krotzer was first found in Bavaria, where the name Krotzer was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Krotzer Spelling Variations


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Krotzer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kratz, Kratzer, Kratsch, Kratzen, Kratzenberg, Cratz, Cratze, Cratzen, Cratzer, Cratzern, Cratzenmann and many more.

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Krotzer Early History


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Krotzer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krotzer research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1419, 1668, 1721, 1654, 1663, 1487 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Krotzer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Krotzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Krotzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Krotzer 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: John Philip Kratzer, whose oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1737; Eva Elisabeth Kratzert, who arrived in American in 1750; Michael Kratz, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1761.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. 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).
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    The Krotzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Krotzer 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 17 July 2015 at 21:31.

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