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Kroetsch Surname History

Most of the surname variations of Kroetsch, Krutch and Kroetch come from the orginial spelling of the surname KROTSCH (umlaut on the "o").  Occasionally, the spelling 'Kretsch' has been used for this surname.  Variations of the surname occurred as the original German name was mispronounced in the English language, and consequently changed to make spelling and pronunciation easier for each individual family. Descendants of the first German immigrant, Martin Krotsch, are spread throughout Canada and the United States.

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Kroetsch Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

This name comes from the region of Bavaria. The name can be found in Radelsdorf as far back as 1690 with the baptism of a Johann Peter Krotsch (umlaut 'o'). With the immigration of Martin Krotsch and his wife Kunigunda Regel, the surname spread throughout Eastern Canada and into the United States. All people with the variations of the surname (Kroetch, Kroetsch, Krutch) are related by this immigrating ancestor. German, usually from the area of northern Bavaria.

Kroetsch Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Kroetsch come may come from a trade, such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen. Some of these craft-based last names might be a profession in a different language. Because of this it is good to research the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many western names like Kroetsch originate from religious texts like the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, and so on. Commonly these family names are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "From the ash tree".

Kroetsch Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Kroetsch name are important to understanding the history of the name. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Kroetsch were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Kroetsch. Names like Kroetsch transform in how they're spelled as they travel across villages, family lines, and languages over generations.

Last names similar to Kroetsch

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