Lenz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lenz family

The surname Lenz 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.

Early History of the Lenz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lenz research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1496, 1637, 1751, and 1792 are included under the topic Early Lenz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lenz Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Lenz family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the name Lenz 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 Lenz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Lenz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lenz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Lenz, who arrived in America in 1746 with his wife A. Maria Widenmayer and their four children
  • Christian Lenz, who landed in America in 1746 [1]
  • Christoph Lenz, who landed in America in 1746 [1]
  • Johann Jacob Lenz, who landed in America in 1769 [1]
  • Peter Lenz, who landed in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
Lenz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Geo Lenz, aged 39, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Andreas Lenz, who arrived in North America in 1838 [1]
  • Arnold Lenz, aged 36, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Werner Lenz, who landed in Texas in 1840-1850 [1]
  • Joseph Lenz, who landed in Texas in 1840-1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Lenz (post 1700) +

  • Kay Lenz, American Emmy-award-winning television and film actress
  • Paul A. Lenz, American politician, Mayor of Alton, Illinois, 1969 [2]
  • Lance Lenz, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 5th District, 1992, 1994; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012 [2]
  • John N. Lenz, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1950 [2]
  • Frederick W. Lenz, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1988 [2]
  • Frederick P. Lenz Jr., American Democrat politician, Mayor of Stamford, Connecticut, 1975 [2]
  • Dennis R. Lenz, American Republican politician, Candidate for Montana State House of Representatives 54th District, 2010 [2]
  • Heinrich Lenz, German physicist
  • Fritz Lenz, German anthropologist and eugenicist
  • Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, German writer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Gerhard Lenz (1921-1941), German Verwaltungsgefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
  • Erich Lenz (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
Hindenburg LZ-129
  • Mr. Philip Lenz (1891-1937), German Chief Electrician  from Friedrichshafen, Germany, who worked on board the Hindenburg LZ-129 and survived the Airship Fire [4]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Bernard Herman Lenz (1921-1939), British Canteen Assistant with the N.A.A.F.I aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [5]


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  4. ^ Hindenburg Disaster Passenger List | Airships.net. (Retrieved 2014, April 11) . Retrieved from http://www.airships.net/hindenburg/disaster/hindenburg-passenger-list/
  5. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html


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