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Where did the German Stenzel family come from? What is the German Stenzel family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stenzel family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stenzel family history?

The roots of the distinguished German surname Stenzel 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."


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

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 Stenzel family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of mediaeval Silesian society.


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


Another 34 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stenzel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stenzel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bertha Stenzel, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1850
  • Carl Stenzel, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1850
  • Emilie Stenzel, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1850
  • Hermann Stenzel, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1850


  • Henryk Bronislaw Stenzel (b. 1899), prominent American geologist
  • Scott Alan Stenzel (b. 1980), American race car driver
  • Jacob Charles Stenzel (1867-1919), American Major League Baseball center fielder (1890 to 1899)
  • Gerhard Stenzel, famous German cellist
  • Hans Joachim Stenzel (b. 1926), German painter
  • Fabian Stenzel (b. 1986), German footballer
  • Rüdiger Stenzel (b. 1968), former German middle distance runner
  • Torsten Stenzel (b. 1971), German musician, songwriter, composer and producer
  • Ursula Stenzel (b. 1945), Austrian politician and was a Member of the European Parliament


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  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Stenzel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stenzel 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 30 September 2013 at 15:11.

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