Kuhner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kuhner family

The surname Kuhner was first found in Schleswig, where the family was anciently associated with the political and religious conflicts of the area. The name was most likely formed from Kunrat, the popular first name of a number of medieval German Kaisers. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Hans Kunat of Goerlitz (c.1417,) and P. Kunet of Liegnitz (c.1491).

Early History of the Kuhner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kuhner research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1790 and 1857 are included under the topic Early Kuhner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kuhner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kuhnert, Kuehnert, Kunert, Kuenert, Kunat, Kunart, Kunet, Kunath, Kuhnat, Kunadt (Leipzig and many more.

Early Notables of the Kuhner family (pre 1700)

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United States Kuhner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kuhner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Felice Kuhner, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1710 [1]
  • Benedict Kuhner, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Eva Barbara Kuhner, aged 9, who arrived in New York in 1710 [1]
  • Gottfried Kuhner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771 [1]
Kuhner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Friedrich Kuhner, who landed in North America in 1865 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kuhner (post 1700) +

  • Jeffrey T Kuhner (b. 1969), Canadian-born, American radio host, commentator, and journalist


  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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