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Kunze Early Origins



The surname Kunze 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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Kunze Spelling Variations


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Kunze 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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Kunze Early History


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Kunze Early History



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

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Kunze Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kunze Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kunze Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kunze Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Margaretha Kunze came to Philadelphia in 1773
  • Anna Margaretha Kunze, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773-1774

Kunze Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ernst Kunze, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Gustav E Kunze, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Johanna Kunze, who landed in Texas in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kunze (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kunze (post 1700)



  • John Christopher Kunze (1744-1807), American Lutheran minister, educator, author and theologian
  • Dana Kunze, American champion high-diver who has held world records for the highest dives from 1977 to 1984
  • Eric Kunze (b. 1971), American Broadway actor and singer
  • Heinz Rudolf Erich Arthur Kunze (b. 1956), German writer and rock singer
  • Andreas Kunze (1952-2010), German actor and photographer
  • Michael Kunze (b. 1943), German Grammy Award winning lyricist, book writer and librettist, known for his work on Elisabeth (1992), Dance of the Vampires (1996), Mozart! (1999), Marie Antoinette (2006), and Rebecca (2006); he has been awarded 79 Gold and Platinum records
  • Johannes Kunze (1903-1943), German World War II prisoner of war who was beaten to death by fellow inmates for being a spy for the Americans; five German POWs were charged with his murder, his death inspired the novel Extreme Justice by Vince Greene
  • Reiner Kunze (b. 1933), German writer
  • Hansjörg Kunze (b. 1959), German track and field athlete
  • Gustav Kunze (1793-1851), German zoologist and entomologist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Kunze Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kunze 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 June 2016 at 07:58.

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