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Menz Early Origins



The surname Menz 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.

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Menz Spelling Variations


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Menz Spelling Variations



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

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Menz Early History


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Menz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Menz research. Another 385 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1721, 1750, 1844, 1782, 1498 and 1527 are included under the topic Early Menz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Menz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Menz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Menz 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:

Menz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • August Menz, who came to Cincinnati sometime between 1788 and 1848

Menz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Menz, who arrived in Texas sometime between 1840 and 1850
  • Christian Menz, who landed in Texas in 1840-1850
  • Georg Menz, who arrived in Texas in 1840-1850
  • John Menz, who landed in Illinois in 1853

Menz Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Johannes Menz, aged 31, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Menz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Menz (post 1700)



  • Christoph Menz (b. 1988), German football player

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Menz Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Menz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Menz 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 20 July 2016 at 10:04.

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