When Hans Stutz was born in 1621, in Mettendorf, Thurgau, Switzerland, his father, Thomas Stutz, was 34 and his mother, Magdalena Werli, was 29. He married Elisabeth Sprenger on 24 May 1648. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters.
South German (also Stütz): topographic name from the dialect word stutz ‘steep slope’.
German: metonymic occupational name for a wood turner who made a particular type of wooden vessel, Middle High German stutze.
German (Stütz): from Middle High German stütze ‘support’, a nickname for a helpful person.