The village of Pfotz was first mentioned in 1270. In 1522 the shores of the old fishing village of Pfotz were washed away when a dam was built near Jockgrim, causing the Rhine to change course. In 1535 the inhabitants of Pfotz built a new village on the western boundary of the district called Neupfotz. The name comes from the Latin purteus , German puddle, marshland .
Civic Arms description : A blue background with a golden bell, below a silver fish bent towards the left. The arms was authorized August 31st 1841 by Ludwig I., the first king of Bavaria.
Previously, the oldest seal of Neupotz, verified from 1724 until 1729, shows an object looking like a bell with 2 stars next to it, one on the left and the other on the right side next to it, probably a special device to catch fish with, called “Spreitgarn” [an old German word not in use anymore, but “Garn” is the German word for yarn].
When drawing up a new court-seal in 1744, the “Spreitgarn” became a bell, above which a crown was hanging, and the fish was no longer bent towards the left but towards the right. This seal was still in use in 1839. The bell was a device used to catch fish and the fish represents an early fisherman village.
Neupotz flag description: from blue and white and blue devided in a ratio of 1:3:1, with the seal in it, and authorized February 11th, 1985 by the county government in Neustadt.
The Legend of the Bell
“The old village of Potz was once eaten away by the floods of the Rhine, it sank into the waters and has since rests in the dark depths. But when a fisherman drives over the spot where the village used to be on a Sunday morning, he can clearly see the village, the church, the fishermen’s huts in the water and hear the bells of the little St. Nicholas church ringing below.
ST. BARTHOLOMÄUS CATHOLIC CHURCH (1725-Present) – Neupotz, Pfalz, Germany.
The first church was built in 1570 without a steeple. It was destroyed in the 30 Years War (1618-1648) by vandals. A new church was built with a steeple in 1725 and has undergone several remodels.
1650 to 1900’s Neupotz Inhabitant SURNAMES
ÄDISHEIMER, AHMER (OUMER), ÄMLEIN, ALGAYER, ALGÖWER, ALLMANN, ANGERMEIER, ANTHON, ANTONI, AULER, AVRIL
BAIER, BAIBACH, BANGERS, BARANDIST, BARON, BARZ, BAUGERS, BAUMANN, BECHTHOLD, BECKER, BÄR, BEHR, BEITH, BELLAIRE, BENDEL, BLOCKMAYER, BÖTTINGER, BOLTZ, BRAUN, BREITH, BRUNNER, BÜGEL, BÜRCKEL, BÜRGEL, BAURGES, BURGER, BURCK
DAUB, DAUER, DEISSLER, DELBE, DEOBALD, DEUBIG (TEIBIG), DÖRRLER, DOERRLER, DREYER
EDESHEIMER, EMMERLING, ENGEL, ENGLERT, ESCHERMANN, ESEL
FELBERS, FELIX, FETH, FINK, FISCHER, FLÖRSCHINGER, FÖLLINGER, FRISCHHOLZ, FRISSON, FRONHEISER, FROMM, FÜGEN, FÜGER, FUNCK
GEBHARDT, GÄHRLEIN, GERL, GEHRLEIN, GEIGER, GEISSERT, GILB, GIMPEL, GÖBELE, GOECK, GÖTZ, GRABER, GRUBER, GSCHWIND, GULDEN
HAMMER, HASSENTEUFEL, HATZENBÜHLER, HAUBER, HEID, HEIDT, HEIM, HEINTZ, HEINS, HENNIGIN, HERRLE, HERRMANN, HERTZLER, HESSELSCHWERDT, HICK, HÖRNER, HOFFER, HOFFMANN, HOLDERBACH
KEGLER, KAYSER, KEIBER, KELLER, KERN, KERNSTOCK, KESSEL, KIESSLING, KINTZ, KIRCHMER, KIRNBERGER, KIRSCH, KISTNER, KISSLING, KLEBER, KLEIN, KLINGERLE, KLOOS, KNOBEL, KNOLL, KÖNIG, KRAMER, KRAMPF, KRAUS, KRÄGER, KREGER, KREICHGAUER, KUHN, KUHNMÜNCH, KUHNS, KUNTZ
LAU, LEIBEL, LEUTHNER, LIEBEL, LINNEBACHER, LÖSCH, LOEW, LOY
MADLEHNER, MAJER, MAYER, MALTHANER, MARTHALER, MARTIN, MARZ, MATHEISS, MELLEIN, MERCKEL, MERTZ, MERZ, METZ, MINTZING, MOHR, MILLER, MÜLLER
OCHSENREITHER, OHMER (AUMER), ÖSWEIN, ORTH
PATZER, PFADT, PFALZGRAF, PFIRRMANN, PFISTER, PROPHETER
RAULE, REICHLING, REISZ, REISS, RINK, RÖHRING, ROETHER, RÖTHER, RÜCK, RUNCK
SEILER, SELEIDER, SERR, SIMON, SITTINGER, SOHL, SCHAFF (SCHAAFF, SCHAAF), SCHART, SCHARDT, SCHERRER, SCHINDLER, SCHIRMER, SCHLEICHER, SCHLINDWEIN, SCHLOSS, SCHMID, SCHMIDT, SCHMITT, SCHNEE, SCHNEIDER, SCHÖN, SCHOCH, SCHWAB, SCHWAN, SCHWEIN, SCHWIND, STEIN, STRASSER
THOMAS, TRAPP, TRAUTH
VEIT, VEITH, VOGEL
WALTER, WEBER, WEGHEIMER, WEICHEL, WENTZ, WERNER, WERREL, WÖSCHLER, WESSLER, WESCHLER, WILLIG (WILLICK), WINGERTER, WINKELMANN, WÖRNER, WOLF, WOLFF, WINTZEL, WÜNSCHEL, WÜST
ZIEHL, ZIMER, ZIEMER, ZIMMERLE, ZIMMERMANN, ZIRCKER, ZÖLLER
2000’s Neupotz Inhabitant SURNAMES
ABEL, ADAM, AKARTUNA, AMENT, ANTONI, ARENTH, ARNOLD,
BÄCKER, BAER, BALZER, BARZ, BAUMAN, BAYER, BECKER, BALLAIRE, BERESA, BLANKERT, BLUMENINSEL, BOHNER, BRUST, BUCHFINK, BÜCHLER, BURGER, BURK, BUSCH,
CEBULLA, COLLING, CRONAUER, CZERWINSKI,
DAMMINGER, DAUB, DE HOOGE, DELLINGER, DICKERHOF, DIETZ, DILLENZ, DO, DREYER, DUDENHÖFFER, DUMSER,
EHLERT, EHNES, EICHHORN, EISENSTECK, ELSENHEIMER, EMMERLING,
FALLENSTEIN, FELDER, FELDMANN, FERREIRA, FILLIBECK, FINK, FISCHER, FITTERER, FÖLLINGER, FOOS, FRENZEL, FRIEDRICH, FRÖHLICH, FUCHS, FÜGEN, FÜRST,
GEHRLEIN, GEIGER, GERSPACHER, GERST, GLASER, GONDAL, GOTSCHE, GRIMM, GRISCHY, GSCHWIND,
HABERER, HACKMANN, HAESLER, HAMMER, HANZLIK, HASBOLAT, HATZENBÜHLER, HAUBER, HÄUßEL, HEID, HEIDT, HEINTZ, HELCK, HELLMANN, HEMSING, HENECKA, HERRLE, HESS, HEUBEL, HICK, HINCKEL, HIRSCHEL, HOFFMANN, HOFMANN, HOOCK, HÖRNER,
JANTZER, JUNG, JUST-WINKLER,
KALESSA, KEIBER, KEIL, KELLER, KERN, KIEFER, KIMMEL, KLACAK, KLEIN, KNÖTHIG, KOLLETH, KRAATZ, KRAJCYK, KRÄMER, KRAUS, KREGER, KRETSCHMER, KRÖNER, KROPP, KUHN, KUJAWA, KUNTZ, KUNZ,
LEINGANG, LENK, LERCH, LIEBEL, LINDNER, LÖSCH, LOUIS,
MACK, MAJOR, MALTHANER, MARZ, MAURER, MENDEL, MENTZ, MERZ, METZ, MEYER, MIROW, MITTENBÜHLER, MOLDER, MOSEL, MOSER, MÜLLER,
NEFF, NENSEWITZ, NERGENAU, NEUNREither; NICKLIS, NITSCHKE, NUBER, NÜCKEL,
OCHSENREITHER, OLIVASTRI, ORTH,
PALANT, PFAU, PFIRRMANN, PFLAUMER, PORGORZELSKI,
RADECKER, RAPP, REIF, REIS, REIß, REITER, REUBELT, RIEDEL, RIEß, RODACH, ROMACKER, RODENBERGER, ROTH, RÖTHER, RUPPENTHAL,
SAND, SARTOWSKI, SAUER, SCHAAF, SCHARDT, SCHAUFF, SCHER, SCHERRER, SCHINDLER, SCHLAWATZKI, SCHLOß, SCHLOSS, SCHMIDT, SCHMITT,
TABBOUCHE, THIEDE, THOMAS, TOMASIC, TRAPP, TRÄUTLEIN, TURRE,
VOGELER, VOLANDT, VORPAHL,
WAGNER, WAYAND, WEBER, WENZEL, WERLING, WIDMER, WINKLER, WOLF, WÜNSCH, WÜNSCHEL,
XANDER, ZELLNER, ZIEROLD, ZINGAL,
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