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The roots of the distinguished German surname Stentz lie in the province of Silesia. The name is derived from "Stenz" or "Stenzel," both short forms of the personal name "Stenzlaw" or "Stanislaw," and indicates "son of Stenzel."

Stentz Early Origins



The surname Stentz was first found in Silesia, where the name is thought to have first emerged. It was frequent as both a surname and a personal name in most cities of the region, particularly in Liegnitz. The young Stentz family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of mediaeval Silesian society.

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Stentz Spelling Variations


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Stentz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Stenzel, Stenzle, Stenczel, Stentzel, Stenz, Stentz, Stenzell, Stentzell, Stansel, Stansell, Stansal and many more.

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Stentz Early History


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Stentz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stentz research. Another 198 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1427, 1781, 1810, and 1832 are included under the topic Early Stentz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stentz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stentz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stentz 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 or some of its variants were: Henrich Stentz, who settled in Philadelphia in 1733; Samuel Stenzel, a Hessian mercenary who settled in Newfoundland after fighting in the American Revolution, Caroline Stenz, who sailed from Bremen to New York in 1853.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stentz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stentz (post 1700)



  • D. O. Stentz, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State Senate 26th District, 1948
  • Carl E. Stentz, American politician, Mayor of Alhambra, California, 1952

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Stentz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stentz 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 9 November 2015 at 11:03.

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