Kotz Family History

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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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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Kotz.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

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Kotz Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Kotz. For the veterans among your Kotz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kotz Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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