Early Origins of the Gentz family
The surname Gentz was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat
with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Calvados and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.
Early History of the Gentz family
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Gentz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Guentz, Guetz, Guents, Guets, Guenntz, Guenttz, Guenttez, Guentez, Gentz and many more.
Early Notables of the Gentz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gentz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry Guentz who settled in St. Clair County, Illinois in 1856.
Contemporary Notables of the name Gentz (post 1700)
- Friedrich von Gentz (1764-1832), German publicist and statesman