Renz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Renz family

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.

Early History of the Renz family

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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.

Early Notables of the Renz family (pre 1700)

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Renz Ranking

In the United States, the name Renz is the 9,511st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Renz migration to the United States +

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 [2]
  • Joh Georg Renz, who arrived in America in 1853 [2]
  • Friederike Dorothea Renz, who landed in America in 1855 [2]
  • Jacob Renz, aged 34, who landed in America in 1884 [2]
  • Barbara Renz, aged 32, who landed in America in 1884 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Renz migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Renz Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Friedrich Renz, aged 22, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

Contemporary Notables of the name Renz (post 1700) +

  • Reva Renee Renz (b. 1967), American Republican politician, Candidate for Governor of California, 2003 [3]
  • Frank A. Renz, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1859-60, 1865 (19th District 1859-60, 6th District 1865) [3]
  • Gottlieb Renz (1911-1945), German Sturmbannführer (Major) in the Waffen SS during World War II, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, killed in action in the Battle of France
  • 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
  • Martina Ertl Renz (b. 1973), German former alpine skier, recipient of two gold, silver and three bronze medals during her career in the 1990s
  • Renz L. Jennings, American politician, Justice of Arizona State Supreme Court, 1960-64 [4]
  • Renz D. Jennings, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1972, 1996 [4]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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