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Gentz Early Origins



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.

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Gentz Spelling Variations


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Gentz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Guentz, Guetz, Guents, Guets, Guenntz, Guenttz, Guenttez, Guentez, Gentz and many more.

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Gentz Early History


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Gentz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gentz research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gentz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gentz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gentz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gentz 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 or some of its variants were: Henry Guentz who settled in St. Clair County, Illinois in 1856.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gentz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gentz (post 1700)



  • Friedrich von Gentz (1764-1832), German publicist and statesman

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Gentz Family Crest Products


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Gentz Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    3. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Gentz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gentz 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 December 2014 at 07:55.

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