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The German surname Gantz is derived from the Middle High German word "ganser," which means "gander." Generally it came was a name for people, whose occupation involved raising geese.

Gantz Early Origins



The surname Gantz was first found in Brunswick, where the name is considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone early development in Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. The family name also spread to Thuringia and to East Prussia.

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Gantz Spelling Variations


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Gantz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gans, Ganss, Ganse, Gansse, Ganz, Ganze, Gantz and many more.

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Gantz Early History


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Gantz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gantz research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1797 and 1839 are included under the topic Early Gantz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gantz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gantz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gantz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gantz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Gantz, who arrived in New York, NY in 1709
  • John Gantz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • Johann Georg Gantz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Friederich Gantz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1774

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gantz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gantz (post 1700)



  • Pearl Gantz, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1936
  • Martin Kissinger Gantz (1862-1916), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Troy, Ohio, 1889; U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1891-93; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1908
  • F. U. Gantz, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Lancaster County, 1879-80
  • Benjamin Gantz, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935
  • Martin Kissinger Gantz (1862-1916), American politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio
  • Timothy Nolan Gantz (1945-2004), American classical scholar
  • Roger Gantz, American soccer midfielder
  • Dave Gantz (1922-2007), American artist and sculptor
  • Gerda Gantz (1915-1936), Romanian fencer at the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Rav Aluf Binyamin "Benny" Gantz (b. 1959), current Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Gantz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gantz 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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