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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.

Von pentz Early Origins



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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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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Von pentz Early History


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Von pentz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Von pentz research. 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 Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Von pentz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Von pentz 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: 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
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    The Von pentz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Von pentz 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 19 July 2012 at 01:50.

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