Kertz Family History
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Kertz Name Meaning
from Gero, Kero, a reduced and altered form of the personal name Gerhard (see Gerhardt), or sometimes a nickname for a greedy person, from Middle High German gere ‘greed’. from Middle High German kerze ‘candle’, applied as a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a candle or as a metonymic occupational name for a candle maker. from Polish Kierz, a topographic name from kierz ‘small bush’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Hertz, Ketz, Kerth, Kirtz, Keltz, Kurtz, Kritz, Netz, Geltz, Artz