Mantz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Mantz family

The surname Mantz was first found in Bavaria, where this ancient family name trace their origin back to the twelfth century. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Important Dates for the Mantz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mantz research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1721, 1750, 1844, 1782, 1498 and 1527 are included under the topic Early Mantz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mantz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mentzer, Menzer, Menziner, Mintzer, Mintz, Menz, Minz, Mentze, Mensch and many more.

Early Notables of the Mantz family (pre 1700)

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mantz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mantz migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mantz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Magdalena Mantz, aged 29, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1735 [1]
  • Magdel Mantz, aged 29, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1735 [1]
  • Anna Bachmann Mantz, who settled in Carolina in 1738
  • Hans Ulrich Mantz, who landed in Carolina in 1738 [1]
  • Peter Mantz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Mantz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernard Mantz, who settled in Baltimore in 1828
  • Koney Mantz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1862 [1]
  • Conrad Mantz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1862 [1]
  • Thomas Mantz, who arrived in America in 1864 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mantz (post 1700)

  • Halleck J. Mantz, American jurist, Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court from 1943 to 1953
  • Carl W. Mantz, American politician, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (2007-2008)
  • Baltus Mantz (1815-1854), American farmer and politician who served in the Wisconsin State Senate in 1854 but died of cholera while still in office
  • Johnny Mantz (1918-1972), American racecar driver, the first USAC Stock Car national champ in 1956
  • Albert Paul Mantz (1903-1965), American air racing pilot, movie stunt pilot; one of his first stunts was for Howard Hughes in the movie Air Mail (1932) where he flew a biplane through a hangar with less than five feet of clearance off each wingtip
  • Halleck Jonas Mantz (1877-1958), American Republican politician, Mayor of Audubon, Iowa, 1913-17; Member of Iowa State House of Representatives, 1917-21; Member of Iowa State Senate, 1921-25; District Judge in Iowa, 1925-43 [2]

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Citations

  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, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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