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Lentz Early Origins



The surname Lentz was first found in Neumark and Pomerania, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, with each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Lentz Spelling Variations


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Lentz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lenz, Lentz, Lents, Lentze, Lenze, Lentse and many more.

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Lentz Early History


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Lentz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lentz research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1496, 1637, 1751, and 1792 are included under the topic Early Lentz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lentz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lentz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the name Lentz at this time were Johann or Hans Lenz, who was born in Swabia and from 1494 to 1496 was a schoolmaster in Freiburg. He wrote...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lentz 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:

Lentz Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joh Conrad Lentz, who landed in America in 1670

Lentz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Lentz, who emigrated to America in 1709 with his wife and three children
  • Jacob Lentz came to Philadelphia in 1728
  • Hans David Lentz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Johannes Lentz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Philip Lentz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lentz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Lentz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • William Lentz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Werner Lentz, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1860
  • George Lentz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868
  • Hubert Paul Lentz, aged 23, arrived in America in 1871
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lentz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lentz (post 1700)



  • Zac Lentz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956, 1964
  • William B. Lentz (1920-1977), American Republican politician, Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 15th District, 1965-76
  • William Lentz, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Onondaga County 3rd District, 1928
  • Malcolm Lentz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1956
  • Thomasina L. Lentz, American Democrat politician, Member, Platform Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008
  • John Jacob Lentz (1856-1931), American Democrat politician, lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1897-1901
  • Jaunita F. Lentz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 2008
  • Horace DeYoung Lentz, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928
  • George D. Lentz, American politician, Mayor of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1945-49
  • Edward M. Lentz, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 1928
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Lentz


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Suggested Readings for the name Lentz



  • The Diary of Henry Jackson Lentz (1819-1869) by Henry Jackson Lentz.
  • Lentz Heritage by John Paul Lentz.

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Lentz Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lentz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lentz 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 10 September 2016 at 07:15.

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