I am sorry to inform you that there is no connection with your LUTZ`s and my branch in Ofterdingen, even both villages are inthe old state of Württemberg. LUTZ is a very customary name in this part of the world, and it seems, there is no common ancestor. LUTZ comes from the German name LUDWIG (Louis in French), it means the same in short. In the middle ages Ofterdingen belonged to the province of Zollern/Hohenzollern. Before it came to Württemberg in the mid of the 16th century, it was part of the monastery of Bebenhausen near Tübingen.