Kotz Name Meaning

German: status name for a cottager or day laborer, from German Kotsasse, Kotsate, literally ‘inhabitant of a cottage’. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German, Middle Low German kotze (or Polish koc) ‘blanket’, ‘horsecloth’, ‘coarse woolen cloth or garment’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such cloth or a nickname for a poorly dressed person. German (Kötz): from a pet form of the personal name Konrad. Hungarian (Kótz) and German: nickname from the Slavic loanword kóc ‘untidy hair’, ‘hair of corn’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Koth, Ketz, Kot, Hotz, Klotz, Kutz, Kitz, Notz, Koff, Kolz

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Kotz Family Origin

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Kotz Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Miller

    8%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kotz. A less common occupation for the Kotz family was Miller. The most common Kotz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Kotz's were Farmers.

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Between 1948 and 2004, Kotz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kotz in 1948 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kotz

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