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Where did the German Coons family come from? What is the German Coons family crest and coat of arms? When did the Coons family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Coons family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Kunze, Kunz, Kunzel, Kuenz, Kuenze, Kuenzel, Cuntz, Kuntz, Kuntze, Kuntzel, Kuentz, Kunts, Kundt, Kuent, Kunth, Kunt, Kuhnt, Kuehnt, Kuntse, Kuntsel, Kunstler, Kuents, Kuentse, Cuncze and many more.

First found in Bohemia and Silesia, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Cuntz der Kuentzel of Kempten (West of Frankfurt) who lived around 1382, and Cuncze von Cracow who lived in Liegnitz, Silesia in 1388.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coons research. Another 271 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1701, 1767, 1792, 1839 and 1894 are included under the topic Early Coons History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Coons Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coons Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicolaes Coons, who arrived in New York, NY in 1644
  • Robert Coons, who landed in Maryland in 1667

Coons Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Jerick Coons, aged 6, arrived in New York in 1710
  • Joania Coons, aged 45, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Nicholas Coons, who arrived in North Carolina in 1763

Coons Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Mathias Coons, who landed in New York, NY in 1852
  • John Coons, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860


  • Albert Coons (1912-1978), American physician, pathologist, and immunologist
  • David Coons (b. 1960), American Academy Award-winning computer graphics professional
  • Dana Coons (b. 1978), American long distance runner
  • Carleton S. Coons (1904-1981), American physical anthropologist
  • Gary Earl Coons (b. 1951), Canadian politician


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  2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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The Coons Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coons Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 25 February 2014 at 10:31.

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