Kotz Family History
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 2nd edition, 2022