Origins Available: German
The Krotzer surname was originally an occupational
name for someone who carded wool, or performed a similar occupation.
Early Origins of the Krotzer family
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.
Early History of the Krotzer family
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Krotzer Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kratz, Kratzer, Kratsch, Kratzen, Kratzenberg, Cratz, Cratze, Cratzen, Cratzer, Cratzern, Cratzenmann and many more.
Early Notables of the Krotzer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Krotzer family to the New World and Oceana
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.