Wencel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Wencel family
The surname Wencel was first found in Germany, where the name Wencel came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.
Early History of the Wencel family
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Wencel Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wentzel, Wentzl, Wentzzel, Wentzell, Wenttzel, Wentzels, Wentzls, Wentzlls, Wentzells, Wenttzels, Wentzele, Wensel, Wentsel and many more.
Early Notables of the Wencel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wencel family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catherine Wentzel, who settled in New York in 1749; Conrad Wentzel, who came to Nova Scotia in 1757; Christoph Wentzel, a Hessian mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War, Andreas Wenzel, who emigrated from Hessen to Texas with his family in 1845.
Contemporary Notables of the name Wencel (post 1700) +
- Wencel F. Hetman, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 8th District, 1926 
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