Kutz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Kutz 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 Kutz family

The surname Kutz 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.

Important Dates for the Kutz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kutz research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1295 and 1759 are included under the topic Early Kutz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kutz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kutzel, Kotzel, Kotzeler, Kottel, Kotzbuhel, Kostolitz, Kostoletzky, Kotschubel, Kuttel and many more.

Early Notables of the Kutz family (pre 1700)

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Kutz migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kutz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Kutz, who settled in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Jacob Kutz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Michael Kutz, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1752
  • Johannes Kutz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • George Kutz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]
Kutz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Erasmus A Kutz, who landed in New York, NY in 1826 [1]
  • Ernst Kutz, who settled in Baltimore in 1840
  • Simon Kutz, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Catharina Kutz, aged 8, who arrived in New York, NY in 1872 [1]
  • Heinrich Kutz, aged 7, who landed in New York, NY in 1872 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kutz (post 1700)

  • Brigadier-General Harry Russell Kutz (1889-1976), American Chief of Military Plans & Training Service, Office of the Chief of Ordnance (1942-1946) [2]
  • I. Henry Kutz, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Westchester County 1st District, 1940 [3]
  • Harry D. Kutz, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 18th District, 1923-26; postmaster at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1934 (acting, 1934) [3]
  • Charles M. Kutz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952 [3]
  • Charles Kutz, American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 21st District, 1926; Labor Candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1928 [3]
  • Carrie Kutz, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1934-36 (acting, 1934-36) [3]
  • C. W. Kutz, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Berks County, 1889-92 [3]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Harry Kutz. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Kutz/Harry_Russell/USA.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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