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

The distinguished German surname Pentz is derived from "Pentz," the name of a city located in the Baltic territory of Pomerania. This sort of toponymic surname developed when an individual migrated from one settled area to another, where his new neighbors would often be inclined to refer to him in terms of his place of origin.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Pentz, Penz, von Pentz and others.

First found in Pomerania, where it originated. It is likely that the progenitor of the name was a native of the city of Pentz who had moved to another city, and was therefore referred to by the name of his hometown.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pentz research. Another 132 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1726, 1734, and 1841 are included under the topic Early Pentz History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 35 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pentz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pentz Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Michael Pentz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • John Philip Pentz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Pentz Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Manuel Pentz, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1827
  • Christian Pentz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1841

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  • Eugene David Pentz, former American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Don Pentz, popular artists who created the Pentz Gallery in Pentz, Nova Scotia
  • Sophie Elisabeth Pentz (1619-1657), the daughter of king Christian IV of Denmark
  • Robert Pentz (b. 1952), professional Australian rules footballer


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  2. 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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  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Pentz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pentz 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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