Krentz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Krentz surname comes from the Old High German "cranz" meaning "garland" or "wreath," and was most likely originally an occupational name for a wreath maker.

Early Origins of the Krentz family

The surname Krentz was first found in various parts of the Holy Roman Empire. There is a reference from the year 1308 of Berthold Krantz, who was then serving as "Ratsherr" (councilor) in the city of Strassburg. A Johan Crenzelin is on record in 1288 in Worms and a bearer of Krenzelmacherin is on record in Prague in 1403.

Early History of the Krentz family

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Krentz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kranz, Kranze, Krantz, Kranzler, Kranzlbinder, Kranzberg, Kranzle, Krenzel, Krenzle, Kräntz, Kränzler, Kränzle, Kränzel, Kränzl, Crenzelin, Kranzbuhler, Kranzbühler and many more.

Early Notables of the Krentz family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Krentz family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Vallendin Kranz, who arrived at the port of Philadelphia in 1738; Henrich Kranz, who was a Hessian soldier in the American War for Independence, recorded in 1780.

Contemporary Notables of the name Krentz (post 1700) +

  • Kenneth C. Krentz, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Hong Kong, 1926-32; U.S. Consul in Osaka, 1938; Bombay, 1943; U.S. Consul General in Taipei, 1949 [1]

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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