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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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Where is the Kotz family from?

You can see how Kotz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kotz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kotz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kotz family living in Massachusetts. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kotz's in the USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Kotz families in 1840.
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What did your Kotz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kotz. 18% of Kotz men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Kotz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kotz were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kotz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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What is the average Kotz lifespan?

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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