Kertz Family History
Kertz Name Meaning
German:: from Gero Kero a shortened and altered form of the personal name Gerhard (see Gerhardt ) or sometimes a nickname for a greedy person from Middle High German gere ‘greed’. from Middle High German kerze ‘candle’ applied as a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a candle or as a metonymic occupational name for a candlemaker. from Polish Kierz a topographic name from kierz ‘small bush’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press