Stentz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Stentz family

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.

Early History of the Stentz family

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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.

Early Notables of the Stentz family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Stentz family

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.


Contemporary Notables of the name Stentz (post 1700) +

  • D. O. Stentz, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Iowa State Senate 26th District, 1948 [1]
  • Carl E. Stentz, American politician, Mayor of Alhambra, California, 1952 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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