Sontag History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sontag family

The surname Sontag was first found in the area of Wuerttemberg, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone modern Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses. They played an important role in the national conflicts in which each group sought supremacy in an ever changing territorial profile.

Early History of the Sontag family

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Sontag Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sonntag, Sonnentag, Sontag and others.

Early Notables of the Sontag family (pre 1700)

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Sontag Ranking

In the United States, the name Sontag is the 15,337th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Sontag migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sontag Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Sontag, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736 [2]
  • Jacob, Sontag Jr., who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [2]
  • Johan Lodwig Sontag, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [2]
  • Catrina Sontag, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737 [2]
  • Hans Adam Sontag, who landed in America in 1741 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Sontag Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martin Sontag, aged 46, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [2]
  • William Sontag, aged 40, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [2]
  • G Conrad Sontag, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • Michael Sontag, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1869 [2]
  • Theodore Sontag, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1869 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sontag (post 1700) +

  • Susan Sontag (1933-2004), American writer and filmmaker
  • John Sontag (1861-1893), born John Contant, an American West train robber from the Old West, brother of George Sontag
  • George Contant Sontag (b. 1864), born George C. Contant, an American West train robber from the Old West
  • Frederick Earl Sontag (1924-2009), American professor of philosophy and author
  • Frank M. Sontag (b. 1955), American radio personality
  • Eduardo Daniel Sontag (b. 1951), Argentine-born, American mathematician, and Professor at the Rutgers University
  • David Sontag, American professional wrestler and actor, known for his roles in Ocean's Twelve (2004), Ocean's Eleven (2001) and Jack and Jill (2011)
  • Brett Sontag (b. 1970), American professional stock car driver
  • Alan M. Sontag (b. 1946), American bridge player and author of The Bridge Bum
  • Gertrude Walpurgis Sontag (1806-1854), Henriette, Countess Rossi, a German operatic soprano
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)


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