The distinguished German surname Kanzlen is of two possible origins. Firstly, it is derived from the Middle High German "kanzelaere," meaning "a superior of an office or of a military orderly-room." Alternatively, it is derived from the Latin "cancellarius," meaning "chancellor."
Early Origins of the Kanzlen family
The surname Kanzlen was first found in Swabia, where it is thought to have emerged; the earliest known documents of a variation of the name Kanzlen date back to 1209, when Heinr. cognomento Cancellarius was recorded to be living in Worms, in the Rhineland
region. The young Kanzlen family played a major role in the history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval German society.
Early History of the Kanzlen family
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Kanzlen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kanzler, Kantzler, Kenzler, Kentzler, Kanzier, Cansler, Canzler, Cantzler and many more.
Early Notables of the Kanzlen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kanzlen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bernard Kanzler, who settled in Philadelphia in 1804; Michael Kanzler and his wife Richarda Hafele, who emigrated from Herbolzheim to Venezuela in 1842.