Mutschler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

It is likely that the surname Mutschler is occupational in origin, being derived from the Middle High German word "Mutze" which denotes a type of white bread. In this case then the original bearer of the name may have been a baker. Alternatively, the surname may have originated in a nickname derived from a physical attribute or character trait. The Middle High German word "mutzen " has the meaning to decorate, as with a smile. The surname Mutschler, with the suffix "-bach" may also be locative, having been derived from a geographical feature, probably near the residence of the original bearer. "Mutzenbach" can mean dirty stream, and so the term "Mutzenbacher" denotes someone who lives by the dirty stream.

Early Origins of the Mutschler family

The surname Mutschler was first found in Baden, where a Wernher Mutzhart was recorded in Esslingen in 1366. The name 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 Mutschler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mutschler research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1691, 1780, 1866, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Mutschler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mutschler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mutz, Mutschen, Motschenbacher, Motzenberg, Motzenbacher, Motschenberg, Mutzenbecher, Mishler, Mitschler, Mischler, Muttschler, Muschler and many more.

Early Notables of the Mutschler family (pre 1700)

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mutschler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Mutschler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mutschler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jonas Mutschler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Valentin Mutschler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Friederich Mutschler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Johann Daniel Mutschler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Anna Mutschler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
Mutschler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Angelica Mutschler, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Johann Mutschler, aged 19, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mutschler (post 1700) +

  • Christian Mutschler (d. 1878), American blacksmith in Artois, California who was charged with arson; in the early hours of May 5, 1878, a group of twelve to fourteen masked men burst into a saloon, dragged him out of town and shot him, a group of men were charged but the case was dismissed due to missing witnesses


  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)


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