Wenz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wenz family

The surname Wenz was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Wenz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wenz research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1839 is included under the topic Early Wenz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wenz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wenzel, Wensel, Wenzl, Wensl, Wentzel, Wentzl and others.

Early Notables of the Wenz family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Wenz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Wenz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wenz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Augustus Wenz, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1846 [1]
  • Philipp Wenz, who landed in North America in 1846 [1]
  • Christian Wenz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1851 [1]
  • Katharina Wenz, who landed in North America in 1853 [1]
  • Phil Wenz, aged 38, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Wenz migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wenz Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Anna Wenz, aged 19, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Heinrich Wenz, aged 48, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Johannes Wenz, aged 14, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Theresia Wenz, aged 48, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

Contemporary Notables of the name Wenz (post 1700) +

  • Peter Wenz (b. 1945), American Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Springfield
  • Frederick Charles "Fireball" Wenz (b. 1941), American Major League Baseball middle relief pitcher who played from 1968 to 1970
  • Ludwig Wenz (1906-1968), German international footballer
  • Alfred Emil Wenz (1919-1944), German Oberleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, posthumous recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Wilhelm August Wenz (1886-1945), German malacologist


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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