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Rentz Early Origins



The surname Rentz was first found in Baden in Swabia where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. 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.

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Rentz Spelling Variations


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Rentz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rentz, Rents, Renz, Renttz, Reintjes, Reints, Reents, Reinte and many more.

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Rentz Early History


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Rentz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rentz research. Another 152 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1513 is included under the topic Early Rentz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rentz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rentz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rentz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rentz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Rentz, who arrived in Maryland in 1739
  • Mathaeus Gottfried Rentz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Georg Rentz, who arrived in South Carolina in 1751
  • Johann Georg Rentz, who arrived in America in 1752
  • Johannes Rentz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754

Rentz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Rentz, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Anthony Rentz, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • Conrad Rentz, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rentz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rentz (post 1700)



  • Isaac Rentz (b. 1982), American music video and commercial director
  • George Snavely Rentz (1882-1942), United States Navy chaplain, eponym of the USS Rentz (FFG-46), an Oliver Hazard Perry-class of guided missile frigate
  • Fred L. Rentz, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920 (alternate), 1932

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Rentz Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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    The Rentz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rentz 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 22 July 2016 at 18:52.

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