Kintner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kintner family

The surname Kintner was first found in Pomerania, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Arnold Cantor of Rostock in 1298, and Andreas Kanther of Stuttgart in 1498. The literal meaning of the name is the ecclesiastic position of cantor.

Early History of the Kintner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kintner research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1724, 1727, and 1804 are included under the topic Early Kintner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kintner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kanter, Canter, Kante, Cante, Kant, Cant, Kahnt, Kantt, Cantt, Kanther, Kanters, Cantor (Latin), Kantor, Kanthor, Canthor, Kanthen and many more.

Early Notables of the Kintner family (pre 1700)

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Canada Kintner migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kintner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Kintner George U.E., "Kentner" who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]
  • Mr. Kintner George U.E., "Kentner", "Kentuere" who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kintner (post 1700) +

  • Edwin E. Kintner (1920-2010), American nuclear pioneer and engineer, director of the de-contamination of the Three Mile Island accident
  • Bill Kintner (b. 1960), American politician, Member of the Nebraska Senate from the 2nd district (2012-)
  • Robert E. Kintner (1909-1980), American journalist and television executive for NBC and ABC
  • William Roscoe Kintner (1915-1997), American colonel in the US Army and diplomat, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand from 1973 to 1975
  • Jill Kintner (b. 1981), American bronze medalist Bicycle Motocross (BMX) and professional mountain cross (four-cross or 4X) racer at the 2008 Summer Olympics

  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X on Facebook
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