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Kunz Early Origins



The surname Kunz was 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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Kunz Early History


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Kunz Early History



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

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Kunz Spelling Variations


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Kunz Spelling Variations



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.

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Kunz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kunz Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kunz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Katherine Kunz, who arrived in America in 1732
  • Felix Kunz, who landed in Carolina in 1734 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Klihans Kunz, who landed in Carolina in 1734 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Johann Jost Kunz, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Caspar Kunz, who landed in Carolina in 1738 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kunz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henri Kunz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Catharine Kunz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Anthon Kunz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Maria Kunz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Nikolaus Kunz, who arrived in Brazil in 1828 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kunz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kunz (post 1700)



  • Stanley H. Kunz (1864-1946), American politician
  • George Frederick Kunz (1856-1932), American mineralogist
  • George Kunz (b. 1947), American NFL football player
  • Edward Cory "Eddie" Kunz (b. 1986), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Earl Kunz (1898-1963), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Drew Kunz (b. 1969), American poet and artist
  • Charles "Charlie" Kunz Kunz (1896-1958), American-born British pianist
  • Diane Bernstein Kunz (b. 1952), American author, historian, and lawyer
  • Rudolf Kunz, German motorcycle road racer
  • Rudibert Kunz (b. 1943), German investigator, journalist and television editor
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Kunz


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Suggested Readings for the name Kunz



  • The Family of Dorothea E. Rueter and Christian David Kunz by Gerdena E. Rosenow Koehler.

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