Menz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Menz family

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.

Early History of the Menz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Menz research. Another 193 words (14 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.

Menz 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 Menz family (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.

United States Menz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Menz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • August Menz, who settled in 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 [1]
  • Georg Menz, who arrived in Texas in 1840-1850 [1]
  • John Menz, who landed in Illinois in 1853 [1]

Australia Menz migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Menz Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Johannes Menz, aged 31, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Menz (post 1700) +

  • Karl-Heinz Menz (b. 1949), German bronze medalist biathlete at the 1976 Winter Olympics
  • Christoph Menz (b. 1988), German football player
  • William Menz (1849-1898), Australian founder of the biscuit and confectionery business W. Menz & Co. in 1922

  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEINWARDER 1849 aka STEINWAERDER. Retrieved from on Facebook
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