The surname Wenzel was first found in Germany, where the name Wenzel 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 Wenzel family
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Wenzel 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 Wenzel family (pre 1700)
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Ralph Richard Wenzel (1943-2012), American professional NFL football guard
Joseph W. Wenzel (b. 1933), American argumentation and rhetorical scholar
David T. Wenzel (b. 1950), American illustrator and children's book artist
William R. Wenzel, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 72nd District, 2012 
Jack E. Wenzel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972 
Henry G. Wenzel Jr., American Republican politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1932-59 (2nd District 1932-48, 10th District 1948-59); Candidate for Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention at-large 
Emily Wenzel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2004 
Adolphus E. Wenzel, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Sullivan County, 1875 
Hannelore "Hanni" Wenzel (b. 1956), German former champion alpine ski racer
Eberhard Wenzel (1950-2001), German public health researcher
^ 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)