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The surname Kunath 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).

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kunath research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1790 and 1857 are included under the topic Early Kunath History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Kuhnert, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; a family by the name of Kuhnert, with two children, arrived in New Orleans in 1838; Anna Rosina Kuhnert sailed to America in 1839.

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  2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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The Kunath Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kunath 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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