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It is likely that the surname Mutz 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 Mutz, 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.

Mutz Early Origins



The surname Mutz 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.

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Mutz Spelling Variations


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Mutz Spelling Variations



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

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Mutz Early History


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Mutz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mutz research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1691, 1780, 1866, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Mutz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mutz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mutz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mutz 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 were:

Mutz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Cornelius Mutz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771

Mutz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Conrad Mutz, who arrived in Indiana in 1852
  • Anton Mutz, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mutz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mutz (post 1700)



  • John M Mutz (b. 1935), American politician, Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (1981-1989)
  • S. F. Mutz, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1916

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Mutz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mutz 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 20 June 2016 at 08:15.

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