Panzer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Panzer family

The surname Panzer 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 Panzer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Panzer research. Another 73 words (5 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Panzer 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 Panzer family (pre 1700)

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United States Panzer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Panzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Friedrich Panzer, who settled in America in 1783
  • Friedrich Panzer, who arrived in America in 1783 [1]
Panzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Panzer, who settled in New York in 1838
  • Eduard Panzer, who settled in New York, NY in 1853
  • John Panzer, who landed in Mississippi in 1854 [1]
  • Margarethe Panzer, aged 18, who landed in New York, NY in 1854 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Panzer (post 1700) +

  • 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

  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) on Facebook
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