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The surname Kountz 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 Kountz research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1701, 1767, 1792, 1839 and 1894 are included under the topic Early Kountz History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kountz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Joe Kountz, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Philip Kountz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • John Kountz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866

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  • John S. Kountz (1846-1909), American soldier in the United States Army during the American Civil War, Medal of Honor recipient
  • Dr. Samuel L. Kountz (1930-1981), African-American kidney transplantation surgeon pioneer
  • Daniel Kountz (b. 1978), American actor


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  5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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The Kountz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kountz 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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