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Kuhnert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Kuhnert family


The surname Kuhnert 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 Kuhnert family


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Kuhnert 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 Kuhnert family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kuhnert family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kuhnert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Kuhnert, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738

Kuhnert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Rosina Kuhnert, who sailed to America in 1839
  • Gottlieb Kuhnert, who settled in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1874
  • Herman Kuhnert, who settled in Arkansas in 1887

Contemporary Notables of the name Kuhnert (post 1700)


  • Hans Kuhnert (1901-1974), German actor, art director and production designer
  • Silvio Kuhnert (b. 1969), German singer of popular folk music and a music producer
  • Helmut Kuhnert (b. 1936), German bronze medalist speed skater at the 1960 World Championships
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert (1865-1926), German painter, author and illustrator, known for his super realistic animal images
  • Alfred Kuhnert (1898-1977), Polish Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

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