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The colorful history of Saxony provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Guenther 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.

Guenther Early Origins



The surname Guenther 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.

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Guenther Spelling Variations


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Guenther Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunther, Gunter, Guenther, Guenter, Gunte, Guenthe, Gunthe, Guente and many more.

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Guenther Early History


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Guenther Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guenther research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1589, 1653, 1714, 1695, 1723 and 1818 are included under the topic Early Guenther History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guenther Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guenther Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Guenther 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 Guenther 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:

Guenther Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Guenther, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Michael Guenther arrived in New Jersey in 1781
  • Johann Guenther, who landed in Long Island in 1781
  • Conrad Guenther, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782
  • Ditmar Guenther, who landed in New York, NY in 1782

Guenther Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Biedermann Guenther, who landed in New York in 1836
  • Charles William Guenther, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Christian H Guenther, aged 28, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • A D Guenther, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Ernst Guenther, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Guenther Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Heinrich Wilhelm Guenther, who landed in Quebec in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guenther (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guenther (post 1700)



  • Charles Guenther (1920-2008), American poet, critic and translator
  • Egon Guenther (b. 1927), former German film director and writer
  • Ignaz Guenther (1725-1775), German sculptor and woodcarver
  • Dettlef Guenther (b. 1954), East German former luger
  • Sabine Guenther (b. 1963), retired East German sprinter
  • Johann Christian Guenther (1695-1723), German poet
  • Herbert V. Guenther (1917-2006), German Buddhist philosopher
  • Anton Guenther (1783-1863), Austrian Roman Catholic philosopher
  • Doris Guenther (b. 1978), snowboarder from Austria
  • Christian Ernst Guenther (1886-1966), Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Guenther Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    11. ...

    The Guenther Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guenther 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 13 January 2016 at 22:54.

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