Rentz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rentz family

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.

Early History of the Rentz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rentz research. Another 93 words (7 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.

Rentz Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Rentz family (pre 1700)

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


United States Rentz migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Mathaeus Gottfried Rentz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Georg Rentz, who arrived in South Carolina in 1751 [1]
  • Johann Georg Rentz, who arrived in America in 1752 [1]
  • Johannes Rentz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
Rentz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Rentz, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]
  • Anthony Rentz, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1834 [1]
  • Conrad Rentz, aged 25, who landed in New York, NY in 1868 [1]

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 [2]


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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