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Where did the German Kutz family come from? What is the German Kutz family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kutz family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kutz family history?

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

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

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

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More information is included under the topic Early Kutz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kutz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Jacob Kutz, who came to Philadelphia in 1732
  • Jacob Kutz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Michael Kutz, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1752
  • Johannes Kutz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • George Kutz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761

Kutz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Erasmus A Kutz, who landed in New York, NY in 1826
  • Ernst Kutz, who came to Baltimore in 1840
  • Simon Kutz, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Catharina Kutz, aged 8, arrived in New York, NY in 1872
  • Heinrich Kutz, aged 7, landed in New York, NY in 1872


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  10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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The Kutz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kutz 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.

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