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Menzel Early Origins



The surname Menzel was first found in Bavaria, where the name Von Menzel was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. 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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Menzel Spelling Variations


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Menzel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Von Menzel, Menzel, Menzelle, Menzels, Von Menzelle, Von Menzels, Menzeel, Menzzel, Mensel, Menzell, Von Mensel, Menzl, Von Menzl, Von Menz, Menz, Menze and many more.

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Menzel Early History


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Menzel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Menzel research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1782 is included under the topic Early Menzel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Menzel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Menzel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Menzel 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:

Menzel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adolph Menzel, who arrived in Cincinnati sometime between 1788 and 1848

Menzel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Menzel, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • C. J. Menzel, who came to New York, NY in 1862
  • William Menzel, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868
  • Gustav A Menzel, who arrived in Cincinnati, Oh in 1869-1870
  • Gustav Adolph Menzel, who landed in Ohio in 1869
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Menzel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Menzel (post 1700)



  • Peter J. Menzel (b. 1948), American freelance photojournalist, founder of Peter Menzel Photography
  • Idina Kim Menzel (b. 1971), American Tony Award winning, Drama Desk Award and Drama League Award nominated actress, singer, and songwriter
  • Emil Wolfgang Menzel Jr. (1929-2012), American primatologist and comparative psychologist
  • Donald Howard Menzel (1901-1976), American astrophysicist, eponym of the Menzel lunar crater, Menzel 3, a young bipolar planetary nebula and 1967 Menzel, an asteroid
  • Roderich Ferdinand Ottomar Menzel (1907-1987), German amateur tennis player and author, ranked number 7 in the world (1934)
  • Joachim Menzel (1914-2005), German Major der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Wolfgang Menzel (1798-1873), German poet, critic and literary historian
  • Adolf Friedrich Erdmann von Menzel (1815-1905), German artist, known for drawings, etchings, and paintings
  • Jiri Menzel (b. 1938), Czech Academy Award winning film director, theatre director, actor, and screenwriter

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Menzel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Menzel 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 13 March 2014 at 00:16.

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