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Where did the German Panzer family come from? What is the German Panzer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Panzer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Panzer family history?

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

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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Panzer research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1654, 1634, 1633 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Panzer History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Panzer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Panzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Friedrich Panzer, who came to America in 1783
  • Friedrich Panzer, who arrived in America in 1783

Panzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Charles Panzer, who settled in New York in 1838
  • Eduard Panzer, who came to New York, NY in 1853
  • John Panzer, who landed in Mississippi in 1854
  • Margarethe Panzer, aged 18, landed in New York, NY in 1854

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  • Frank E. Panzer (1890-1969), Wisconsin Republican farmer, schoolteacher, and legislator
  • Mary E. Panzer (b. 1951), Wisconsin banker and Republican politician
  • William N. "Bill" Panzer (1942-2007), American television and movie producer
  • Paul Panzer (1872-1958), German silent film actor, who appeared in over 300 films
  • Georg Wolfgang Franz Panzer (1755-1829), German botanist and entomologist


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  2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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  7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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The Panzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Panzer 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 28 November 2015 at 08:05.

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