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The surname Koonce was 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.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koonce research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1701, 1767, 1792, 1839 and 1894 are included under the topic Early Koonce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Koonce Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Koonce, who landed in Texas in 1830
  • Elijah Koonce, who arrived in Texas in 1830

Koonce Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Daniel Koonce, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1922
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  • George Koonce (b. 1968), American former NFL linebacker
  • Russell Koonce, American visual effects specialist, known for his work on Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith (2005) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  • Ken Koonce, American Primetime Emmy Award winning writer, known for his work on DuckTales (1987), The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper (1996) and Dino Babies (1994)
  • Brett Koonce, American filmmaker
  • Graham Clinton Koonce (b. 1975), American retired Major League Baseball first baseman
  • Calvin "Cal" Lee Koonce (1940-1993), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs
  • Kaye Lingle Koonce, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1996, 2000; Member, Credentials Committee, 2008
  • George Koonce, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Jefferson County, 1865-67; Member of West Virginia State Senate 11th District, 1870-71
  • Elijah M. Koonce (b. 1857), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Onslow County, 1905-14; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1908
  • Calvin Koonce, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 14th District, 1866-67
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    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Koonce Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Koonce 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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