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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
  • Philipp Wenz, who landed in North America in 1846
  • Christian Wenz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1851
  • Katharina Wenz, who landed in North America in 1853
  • Phil Wenz, aged 38, arrived in New York in 1854
  • ... (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, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Heinrich Wenz, aged 48, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Johannes Wenz, aged 14, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Theresia Wenz, aged 48, 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



    Other References

    1. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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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.

    This page was last modified on 15 October 2016 at 22:54.

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