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Panza History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: German, Italian


The German surname Panza was derived from the Middle High German word "panzier," which means "mail-coat;" as such, it was likely an occupational name for an armorer.

Early Origins of the Panza family


The surname Panza was first found in Westphalia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Panza family


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Panza Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Panser, Panse, Pansern, Pansen, Pansey, Panzer, Pantzer, Pantzner, Panzner, Panzen and many more.

Early Notables of the Panza family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Panza family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Friedrich Panzer, who came to America in 1783; Joseph Panser, who arrived in New York, NY in 1824; Charles Panzer, who settled in New York in 1838; Eduard Panzer, who came to New York, NY in 1853.

Contemporary Notables of the name Panza (post 1700)


  • Carlo Panza (b. 1877), Italian sports shooter in the 50 m rifle event at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Giuseppe Panza (1923-2010), Italian prominent collector of modern art

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