Bentz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Bentz family

The surname Bentz 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.

Important Dates for the Bentz family

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

Bentz 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 Bentz family (pre 1700)

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

Bentz migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bentz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Bentz, who landed in America in 1711 [1]
  • Johannes Bentz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Lenhart Bentz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Verena Bentz, aged 19, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1735 [1]
  • Erek Jocb Bentz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bentz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinle Bentz, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • John G. Bentz, age 47, settled in Philadelphia in 1805
  • Catharine Bentz, aged 18, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]
  • Elizabeth Bentz, aged 49, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]
  • Johan G Bentz, aged 47, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bentz (post 1700)

  • Phillip Bentz (b. 1860), American politician, Mayor of Murray, Utah
  • Roman Walter Bentz (1919-1996), American football offensive lineman
  • Cliff Bentz (b. 1952), American politician from the state of Oregon
  • Edward Wilhelm "Eddie" Bentz (1894-1979), American bank robber and Depression-era outlaw
  • Chad Robert Bentz (b. 1980), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Amalie Auguste Melitta Bentz (1873-1950), German entrepreneur, who invented the coffee filter in 1908

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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