Kountz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kountz family

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.

Important Dates for the Kountz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kountz research. Another 136 words (10 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Kountz 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 Kountz family (pre 1700)

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Kountz migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Philip Kountz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]
  • John Kountz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kountz (post 1700)

  • 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

Citations

  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)
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