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Wentzel Early Origins



The surname Wentzel was first found in Germany, where the name Wentzel 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.

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Wentzel Spelling Variations


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Wentzel 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.

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Wentzel Early History


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Wentzel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wentzel research. Another 198 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1769 and 1859 are included under the topic Early Wentzel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wentzel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wentzel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wentzel 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 were:

Wentzel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Wilhelm Wentzel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Lorentz Wentzel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Catherine Wentzel, who settled in New York in 1749
  • Catherine Wentzel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1749
  • Philip Wentzel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wentzel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anthony Wentzel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • Karl Wentzel, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • Heinrich Wentzel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Bruno Wentzel, who landed in Mississippi in 1859
  • John Wentzel, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1867

Wentzel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Wentzel, who came to Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Jacob Wentzel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Lorentz Wentzel, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Maria Wentzel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Wilhelm Wentzel, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wentzel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wentzel (post 1700)



  • Volkmar Wentzel (1915-2006), German-born American photographer and cinematographer who worked for nearly 50 years for the National Geographic Society
  • Stan Wentzel (1917-1991), American Major League Baseball player who played for the Boston Braves in 1945
  • Frank J. Wentzel, American politician, Burgess of Ashland, Pennsylvania, 1933-37
  • Dan Wentzel, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 2000, 2002
  • Gregor Wentzel (1898-1978), German physicist known for development of quantum mechanics, co-developer of the Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin approximation in 1926
  • Emil August Edward Wentzel (1817-1892), German immigrant from Bremen, Germany to the colony of South Australia in 1847 where he became a timber merchant and politician, MHA for Encounter Bay (1870-1871)
  • Sune Wentzel (b. 1971), Norwegian frisbeer who holds six world titles and two world indoor distance records
  • Jacob Johannes Greyling Wentzel, South African farmer and politician

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Wentzel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wentzel 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 1 August 2016 at 15:48.

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