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

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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.


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

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kuntz Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Koenraet Kuntz, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johannes Kuntz, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Matheus Kuntz, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Matheus Kuntz, who arrived in New York City in 1710 along with Johannes Kuntz, Jost Kuntz, and Jacob Kuntz
  • George Michael Kuntz, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727


Kuntz Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Christian Kuntz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1821
  • Adam Kuntz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • John Kuntz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Francis Kuntz, aged 28, landed in Missouri in 1846
  • Doroth Marg Kuntz, aged 60, arrived in Brazil in 1848


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  • Russell Jay "Rusty" Kuntz (b. 1955), American former Major League Baseball designated hitter and outfielder
  • Thomas Kuntz (b. 1965), American multi-media artist
  • Tom Kuntz (b. 1972), American Emmy Award winning filmmaker and commercial maker
  • Roger Kuntz (1926-1975), American landscape painter
  • Stefan Kuntz (b. 1962), former German professional footballer
  • Andy Kuntz (b. 1962), German progressive metal singer
  • Murray Kuntz (b. 1945), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey right winger
  • Alan Kuntz (1919-1987), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Bobby Kuntz (1932-2011), Canadian professional CFL football linebacker


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  2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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The Kuntz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kuntz 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.

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