Question: Where did the Stotzer name actually originate? Does the "Stotzer" name refer to an occupation or the place/geographic area for it's origin? The STOTZER surname may be descended from earlier (12th-14th Century) German surnames like STUCSE, STUZER and STÜTZER (STUETZER)-Please visit the German website of Dr. Andreas Stützer for more details. Might we all might ultimately come from some area or city named Stot" or "Stotz?" There is a city named "Stot" in Austria that is about 70km west of the city of Linz near the German border. Might our name come from the German word "stotzig" which means "steep" or "rise steeply?"