Fetzer Family History
Fetzer Name Meaning
occupational name for a ragman, from an agent derivative of Middle High German vetze ‘scrap’, ‘rag’ or vetzen ‘to tear or shred’. topographic name for someone who lived in a marshy area, from Swabian Fätsche ‘marsh’. altered spelling of Pfetzer, a nickname from Middle High German phetzen ‘to pinch’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press