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Spelling variations of this family name include: Kunze, Kunz, Kunzel, Kuenz, Kuenze, Kuenzel, Cuntz, Kuntz, Kuntze, Kuntzel, Kuentz, Kunts, Kundt, Kuent, Kunth, Kunt, Kuhnt, Kuehnt, Kuntse, Kuntsel, Kunstler, Kuents, Kuentse, Cuncze and many more.

First found in Bohemia and Silesia, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Cuntz der Kuentzel of Kempten (West of Frankfurt) who lived around 1382, and Cuncze von Cracow who lived in Liegnitz, Silesia in 1388.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kuntz research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1701, 1767, 1792, 1839 and 1894 are included under the topic Early Kuntz History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kuntz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Koenraet Kuntz, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johannes Kuntz, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Matheus Kuntz, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Matheus Kuntz, who arrived in New York City in 1710 along with Johannes Kuntz, Jost Kuntz, and Jacob Kuntz
  • George Michael Kuntz, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727


Kuntz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Christian Kuntz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1821
  • Adam Kuntz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • John Kuntz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Francis Kuntz, aged 28, landed in Missouri in 1846
  • Doroth Marg Kuntz, aged 60, arrived in Brazil in 1848


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  • Roger Kuntz (1926-1975), American landscape painter
  • Tom Kuntz (b. 1972), American Emmy Award winning filmmaker and commercial maker
  • Thomas Kuntz (b. 1965), American multi-media artist
  • Russell Jay "Rusty" Kuntz (b. 1955), American former Major League Baseball designated hitter and outfielder
  • Andy Kuntz (b. 1962), German progressive metal singer
  • Stefan Kuntz (b. 1962), former German professional footballer
  • Bobby Kuntz (1932-2011), Canadian professional CFL football linebacker
  • Alan Kuntz (1919-1987), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Murray Kuntz (b. 1945), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey right winger


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  2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
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The Kuntz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kuntz 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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