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Wenz Early Origins



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.

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Wenz Spelling Variations


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Wenz Spelling Variations



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

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Wenz Early History


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Wenz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wenz research. Another 220 words (16 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.

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Wenz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wenz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wenz 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:

Wenz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wenz (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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The Wenz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wenz 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.

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