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Where did the German Lintz family come from? What is the German Lintz family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lintz family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lintz family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Lanzo, Lando, Lantz, Lanze, Lanz, Lantze, Lanzius, Lantzius, Lantsing and many more.

First found in Saxony, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. The name Lintz, like many surnames, began as a personal name (before surname usage began). Lanzo means "land" or "nation," which suggests that the name is probably a shortened form of some other name which contains that element.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lintz research. Another 155 words(11 lines of text) covering the year 1386 is included under the topic Early Lintz History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Lintz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lintz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Jacob Lintz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Mathias Lintz, aged 48, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Jerg Lintz, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Georg Friederich Lintz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Andreas Lintz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752


Lintz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Daniel Lintz, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Henry Lintz, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1842
  • Adam Lintz, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1854

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  2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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  5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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The Lintz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lintz 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 23 September 2010 at 15:40.

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