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

The German surname Panzner was derived from the Middle High German word "panzier," which means "mail-coat;" as such, it was likely an occupational name for an armorer.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Panser, Panse, Pansern, Pansen, Pansey, Panzer, Pantzer, Pantzner, Panzner, Panzen and many more.

First found in Westphalia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Panzner research. Another 118 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1634 and 1654 are included under the topic Early Panzner History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Friedrich Panzer, who came to America in 1783; Joseph Panser, who arrived in New York, NY in 1824; Charles Panzer, who settled in New York in 1838; Eduard Panzer, who came to New York, NY in 1853.


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  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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The Panzner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Panzner 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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