Kunz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kunz family

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.

Early History of the Kunz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kunz research. Another 136 words (10 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Kunz family (pre 1700)

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United States Kunz migration to the United States +

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]
  • Klihans Kunz, who landed in Carolina in 1734 [1]
  • Johann Jost Kunz, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Caspar Kunz, who landed in Carolina in 1738 [1]
  • ... (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]
  • Catharine Kunz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]
  • Anthon Kunz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]
  • Maria Kunz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]
  • Nikolaus Kunz, who arrived in Brazil in 1828 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • Charles M. Kunz, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Marine Corps, during World War II, credited with 8 aerial victories
  • Rudolf Kunz, German motorcycle road racer
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Walter Kunz (1921-1941), German Matrose who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]


Suggested Readings for the name Kunz +

  • 3370 The Family of Dorothea E. Rueter and Christian David Kunz by Gerdena E. Rosenow Koehler.

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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