Kietzman Family History
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Kietzman Name Meaning
German (Kietzmann; found mainly in Brandenburg and eastern Germany generally): topographic name for someone living in a (fisherman’s) cottage, or (by extension) an occupational name for a fisherman, from Sorbian kyza ‘(fisherman’s) hut’. habitational name from any of the places in eastern Germany named Kietz, from Sorbian kyza ‘hut’, ‘dwelling’ (see 1 above). in Western Germany, perhaps also an occupational name for a basketmaker or for a peddler carrying a basket, from the dialect word Kieze ‘basket’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press