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Renz Early Origins



The surname Renz 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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Renz Spelling Variations


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Renz Spelling Variations



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

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Renz Early History


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Renz Early History



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

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Renz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Renz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Renz 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:

Renz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gustave H Renz, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Joh Georg Renz, who arrived in America in 1853
  • Friederike Dorothea Renz, who landed in America in 1855
  • Jacob Renz, aged 34, landed in America in 1884
  • Barbara Renz, aged 32, landed in America in 1884
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Renz Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Friedrich Renz, aged 22, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Renz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Renz (post 1700)



  • Reva Renee Renz (b. 1967), American Republican politician, Candidate for Governor of California, 2003
  • Frank A. Renz, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1859-60, 1865 (19th District 1859-60, 6th District 1865)
  • Ernst Jakob Renz (1815-1892), German founder of Circus Olympic in 1842, now named Circus Renz
  • Hermann Renz (b. 1975), German footballer
  • Thomas Maria Renz (b. 1957), German theologian and an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Rottenburg
  • Gottlieb Renz (1911-1945), German Sturmbannführer (Major) in the Waffen SS during World War II, awarded the the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, killed in action in the Battle of France
  • Martina Ertl Renz (b. 1973), German former alpine skier, recipient of two gold, silver and three bronze medals during her career in the 1990s

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Renz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Renz 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 21 January 2016 at 14:26.

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