The colorful history of Saxony provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Genthner family. In the medieval era, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.
The surname Genthner was first found in Saxony, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century 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 Genthner research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1589, 1653, 1714, 1695, 1723 and 1818 are included under the topic Early Genthner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunther, Gunter, Guenther, Guenter, Gunte, Guenthe, Gunthe, Guente and many more.
Early Notables of the Genthner family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Genthner at this time were Anthony Günther, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (1653-1714), a German prince of the House of Ascania. Johann Guenther... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Genthner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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