Utz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Utz is of German origin, and is most likely a nickname derived from the given name "Ulrich" or "Udelrich." It may also be related to the German verb "utzen," which means "to make fun of someone."

Early Origins of the Utz family

The surname Utz was first found in the area of Füssen, where "Utz" Ulricher lived in 1398. This is the earliest recorded instance of the name Utz, which most likely emerged as a surname here.

Early History of the Utz family

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Utz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Utz, Utzmann, Ützle and others.

Early Notables of the Utz family (pre 1700)

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Utz Ranking

In the United States, the name Utz is the 13,386th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Utz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Utz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Georg Utz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [2]
  • Hans Jacob Utz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [2]
  • Martin Utz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [2]
  • Gottlieb Utz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [2]
  • Johann Georg Utz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [2]
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Utz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adam Utz, who arrived in New York in 1837 [2]
  • Caspar Utz, who came from Bremen to New York in 1866
  • Albert Carl Utz, who settled in Illinois in 1887

Contemporary Notables of the name Utz (post 1700) +

  • Lois Utz (1932-1986), American children’s book author, illustrator, poet, and artist
  • William H. Utz, American Democratic Party politician, Circuit Judge in Missouri 6th Circuit, 1927 [3]
  • S. B. Utz, American Democratic Party politician, Chair of Buchanan County Democratic Party, 1921 [3]
  • Kurt Utz, German well-known professor and university music director
  • Leslie Utz, Australian physician and pathologist
  • Utz Claassen (b. 1963), German manager, management consultant, entrepreneur, investor and author


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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