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Wenzel Early Origins



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.

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Wenzel Spelling Variations


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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.

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Wenzel Early History


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Wenzel Early History



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

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Wenzel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wenzel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wenzel 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:

Wenzel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • August Wenzel, who arrived in America in 1777

Wenzel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philip Wenzel, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Georg Wenzel, who arrived in Texas in 1844 with his wife, Marg Schnautz, and his children, Ignaz, Regina, Maria Anna, Hein and Conrad
  • Andreas Wenzel, who emigrated from Hessen to Texas with his family in 1845
  • Lorenz Wenzel, aged 53, landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1845
  • Martin Wenzel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wenzel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Wenzel, who landed in Arkansas in 1906

Wenzel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Emil Wenzel, aged 30, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wenzel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wenzel (post 1700)



  • Ralph Richard Wenzel (1943-2012), American professional NFL football guard
  • 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
  • Joseph W. Wenzel (b. 1933), American argumentation and rhetorical scholar
  • David T. Wenzel (b. 1950), American illustrator and children's book artist
  • Hannelore "Hanni" Wenzel (b. 1956), German former champion alpine ski racer
  • Eberhard Wenzel (1950-2001), German public health researcher
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    The Wenzel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wenzel 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 28 January 2016 at 09:40.

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