Bantz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bantz family

The surname Bantz was first found in Basel, where the name Bentz came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired estates in new regions which, combined with their great contributions to society, served to elevate their social status.

Early History of the Bantz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bantz research. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1732 and 1766 are included under the topic Early Bantz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bantz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bentz, Bents, Bentsz, Bentze, Bentzes, Benttz, Bantz, Baentz, Bants, Baents, Bantsz, Baentsz, Bantze, Baentze, Bantzes, Baentzes, Banttz and many more.

Early Notables of the Bantz family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Bantz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bantz family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Jeery Bants who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1728; Mark Bentz who arrived in Georgia in 1738; Andreas Bentz arrived in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1740; Christian Bentz who arrived in Allegheny County, Pa. in 1841.


Contemporary Notables of the name Bantz (post 1700) +

  • Paul Lee Bantz (b. 1922), American wire and strip manufacturing company executive
  • Bantz Wooddall Craddock (b. 1887), American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Doddridge County, 1962 [1]
  • Bantz John Craddock (b. 1949), retired United States Army four-star general


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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