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Origin of the name Utz
Eric Dalton
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My theory is that it came developed from the area of Utzenstorf in Switzerland. That seems to be the most likely origin.
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Suzanne Utts
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Is the coat of arms the Dalton coat of arms?

 

Thank you for replying to my question about the origin of Utz.  There is also an OETZ Valley in the Italian Alps that I just found out about very recently. 

Suzanne Utts
Harrison City, PA
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Suzanne Utts
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Hi Eric!

 

Are you descended from the Utz line?  

 

My husband is an Utts.  Long story about how the name got changed.  Nobody seemed to know anything definite and any info we had was told to us by my mother-in-law who heard it from her mother-in-law.  There was something about an Utts who came from England and there was supposed to be some ancestor from Holland. My son is interested in genealogy and is a member of Ancestry.com and he traced the family back to about the 1400s.  He didn't have info about this town in Switzerland though. That could be very interesting. 

Sincerely,

Suzanne Utts 

Suzanne Utts
Harrison City, PA
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RE: Origin of the name Utz [2]
Eric Dalton
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Hi Suzanne,

I am a descendant of Johann Georg Utz who came to Virginia in 1717 as part of the 2nd Germana Colony. Apparently there are several families named Utz in Western Europe, I only know of mine and have no way of researching others. I thought I might be related to the Utzes of Pennsylvania who started the Utz Potato Chip company, I might get the family discount ; ) . Doesn't look like it though, unless it's so far back in Europe that the relation is virtually untraceable. The town name as an origin is just a theory of mine. I have other ancestors who married into my Utz family who came from Switzerland so I figured that without more info, that's as good a guess as any. The parts of Germany where they were living in the years prior to coming over to Virginia were Baden and Bavaria.

 As far as Utts is concerned, I know for sure that it is an alternate form of the same name. There are several of them. I do not know how the different spellings developed.

Eric 

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RE: Origin of the name Utz [3]
Suzanne Utts
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Hi Eric,

 Someone named Bill Utts researched this a number of years ago. Bill has since gone Home to be with the L-rd.  John Utz came to Pennsylvania and settled in Mifflin County. One of his descendants had 19 children by 2 wives (he remarried after his first wife died). One or more of the kids from the 2nd marriage added a "t" to Utz and then someone in the following generation changed the "z" to an "s."

I will pass your info along to my son who does the research in the family. If you wish to contact him his email is dbust1@yahoo.com. Tell him I sent you.  He has a membership to Ancestry.com and he traced the Utts line pretty far back. Somewhere in one branch of the family ancestors came from the Netherlands.  I am not sure if that is in the Utts line or in the line of someone who married into the Utts family.

 :-D

 G-d bless you Eric!

 

Suzanne Utts 

Suzanne Utts
Harrison City, PA
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RE: Origin of the name Utz [4]
Eric Dalton
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If he can afford it, I recommend this.

 

http://www.familytreedna.com/products.aspx

 

Eric Dalton
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