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Where did the German Kientz family come from? What is the German Kientz family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kientz family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kientz family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kunze, Kunz, Kunzel, Kuenz, Kuenze, Kuenzel, Cuntz, Kuntz, Kuntze, Kuntzel, Kuentz, Kunts, Kundt, Kuent, Kunth, Kunt, Kuhnt, Kuehnt, Kuntse, Kuntsel, Kunstler, Kuents, Kuentse, Cuncze and many more.
First found in Bohemia and Silesia, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Cuntz der Kuentzel of Kempten (West of Frankfurt) who lived around 1382, and Cuncze von Cracow who lived in Liegnitz, Silesia in 1388.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kientz research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1701, 1767, 1792, 1839 and 1894 are included under the topic Early Kientz History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Kientz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kientz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
The Kientz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kientz 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.
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