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The distinguished German surname Von pentz is derived from "Von pentz," the name of a city located in the Baltic territory of Pomerania. This sort of toponymic surname developed when an individual migrated from one settled area to another, where his new neighbors would often be inclined to refer to him in terms of his place of origin.

Early Origins of the Von pentz family


The surname Von pentz was first found in Pomerania, where it originated. It is likely that the progenitor of the name was a native of the city of Pentz who had moved to another city, and was therefore referred to by the name of his hometown.

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Early History of the Von pentz family

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Early History of the Von pentz family


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Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1726, 1734, and 1841 are included under the topic Early Von pentz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Von pentz Spelling Variations

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Von pentz Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Pentz, Penz, von Pentz and others.

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Early Notables of the Von pentz family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Von pentz family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Von pentz family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Von pentz family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Leonhard Pentz, who settled in Philadelphia in 1732; Adam Pentz, who came to Pennsylvania in 1763; John Pentz, who was bound out as a servant or apprentice in Pennsylvania in 1773.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Von pentz (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Von pentz (post 1700)


  • Christian von Pentz (b. 1882), German lieutenant-constable
  • Victor von Pentz, Roman Catholic priest

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