Printz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Printz family

The surname Printz was first found in Silesia, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region. Some houses of the name even acquired status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation. Like many surnames, the name Printz began as a nickname, from the German "prinz," meaning "prince." The nickname may have been given to one who had a princely demeanor, or it may have been an honorary "title" won in some contest of skill.

Early History of the Printz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Printz research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1664, 1592, 1663, 1643, 1653, 1641 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Printz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Printz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Printz, Prinz, Prinsze and others.

Early Notables of the Printz family (pre 1700)

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Printz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Printz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Printz Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Printz, who arrived in Delaware in 1643 [1]
Printz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Daniel Printz, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Joh Henr Printz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Johan Heinrich Printz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • J Daniel Printz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Jacob Printz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Printz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Printz, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1868 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Printz (post 1700) +

  • Mary Printz (1923-2009), answering service operator who catered to many of the New York theater and business A-list in the 1950s
  • Jay Printz, American police sheriff who took his case versus the United State gun control laws to the Supreme Court
  • Gisèle Printz (b. 1933), member of the Senate of France
  • David Printz (b. 1980), Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman
  • Johan Björnsson Printz, Swedish governor of New Sweden


  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)


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