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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. 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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