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Koontz Early Origins



The surname Koontz 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.

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Koontz Spelling Variations


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Koontz Spelling Variations



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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Koontz Early History


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Koontz Early History



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

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Koontz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Koontz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Koontz 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:

Koontz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nichols Koontz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748

Koontz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Theo. M. Koontz, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • May Koontz, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914
  • Etienne Koontz, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Samuel H. Koontz, aged 3, who settled in America, in 1921
  • Lillian E. Koontz, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Koontz Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • D. Joseph Koontz, aged 39, who settled in Vancouver, Canada, in 1913

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Contemporary Notables of the name Koontz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Koontz (post 1700)



  • Elizabeth Duncan Koontz, African-American educator and former leader of the Association of Classroom Teachers
  • Harold Koontz (1909-1984), American consultant for American largest business organizations
  • William Henry Koontz (1830-1911), American Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Lawrence Larkins Koontz Jr. (b. 1940), American jurist for Virginia
  • Dean Ray Koontz (b. 1945), American New York Times Bestseller List author
  • John Koontz (1909-1995), American Democrat politician, Secretary of State of Nevada, 1950; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1952 (alternate), 1956
  • Jennings M. Koontz, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Kannapolis, North Carolina, 1933-64
  • L. K. Koontz, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1912
  • Michael W. Koontz, American politician, Representative from New Jersey 9th District, 1998
  • Nancy Koontz, American politician, Workers League Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1992
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Koontz


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Suggested Readings for the name Koontz



  • Keen, Koehler,Kuntzi by Ray A. Keen.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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    The Koontz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Koontz 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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