Mintzer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mintzer family

The surname Mintzer 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 Mintzer family

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

Mintzer 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 Mintzer family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mintzer family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Benedict Minz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727; Benedict Mentz, who came to Philadelphia Co., PA in 1734; Hans Georg Mentzer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1737.


Contemporary Notables of the name Mintzer (post 1700) +

  • Bob Mintzer (b. 1953), American jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, and big band leader
  • George W. Mintzer Sr., American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Philadelphia County, 1905; Resigned 1905 [1]
  • George J. Mintzer, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 12th District, 1926; Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1942 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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