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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Zentner, Zenter, Zehner, Zehntner, Zehender, Zehnten, Zehenden, Zehnder, Zener and many more.

First found in the Austrian provinces of Tyrol and Styria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district since mediaeval times. Prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Chronicles first mention Heinrich Zehender of Buehl in 1265, Lucz Zehender of Wuerzburg, Franconia, in 1409, Johan Zener (Zehender) of Augsburg, Bavaria, in 1498, and Maertl der Zehentner of Tyrol in 1380.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zehenden research. Another 215 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1719 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Zehenden History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 29 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zehenden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Adam Zehner, who came to Philadelphia in 1754; as did Michael Zehner in 1765; and Catharina Steinbach Zehner in 1802; Paul Zehnert came to Canada in 1783 with the United Empire Loyalists.

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  2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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  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. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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The Zehenden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zehenden 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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