Kunert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kunert family

The surname Kunert 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 Kunert family

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Kunert 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 Kunert family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Kunert family

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.


Contemporary Notables of the name Kunert (post 1700) +

  • Timo Kunert (b. 1987), German footballer
  • Günter Kunert (1929-2019), German writer who was based in East Berlin, he published poetry from 1947, supported by Bertold Brecht
  • Joachim Kunert (1929-2020), German film director and screenwriter who directed more than 20 films between 1954 and 1989
  • Gerhard Kunert (1920-1944), German Unteroffizier in World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Heinz Kunert (1927-2012), German engineer and inventor of the first defogger for automobiles
  • Günter Kunert (b. 1929), German writer
  • Andrzej Kunert (b. 1952), Polish historian and lecturer
  • Martin Kunert, born Marcin Stanislaw Kunert-Dziewanowski, Polish feature film and television writer, director and producer


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