Koontz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Koontz family

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.

Early History of the Koontz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koontz research. Another 136 words (10 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Koontz family (pre 1700)

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United States Koontz migration to the United States +

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 [1]
Koontz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Theo. M. Koontz, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • May Koontz, aged 27, who immigrated 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.)

Canada Koontz migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Koontz Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • D. Joseph Koontz, aged 39, who settled in Vancouver, Canada, in 1913

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 [2]
  • Jennings M. Koontz, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Kannapolis, North Carolina, 1933-64 [2]
  • J. Harney Koontz, American Democrat politician, Chair of Lawrence County Democratic Party, 1949 [2]
  • Frank M. Koontz, American Republican politician, Chair of Bates County Republican Party, 1925; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1928 [2]
  • David P. Koontz, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Maryland State House of Delegates District 3, 1998 [2]
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Koontz +

  • 3042 Keen, Koehler,Kuntzi by Ray A. Keen.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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