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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Zens, Zense, Zenz, Zents, Zentz, Sentz, Sents, Zensen, Zentzen, Zentsen, Zenser, Zentzer, Zenzer, Zentser, Viezentz, Vicentz, Vicenz, Vinzentz, Vinzenz and many more.

First found in Eastern Germany, where the family was established in early times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zentz research. Another 143 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1545 and 1726 are included under the topic Early Zentz History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Zentz Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Wilhelm Zentz, who arrived in Galveston, Texas, at the age of 29 in 1849

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  • Bob Zentz, American musician and educator from Norfolk, Virginia
  • Johannes Zentz (d. 1945), German teacher


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  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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The Zentz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zentz 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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