Early Origins of the Zent family
The surname Zent was first found in the Austrian
provinces of Tyrol and Styria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district since mediaeval times. Prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal
System and the nation. Chronicles first mention Heinrich Zehender of Buehl in 1265, Lucz Zehender of Wuerzburg, Franconia, in 1409, Johan Zener (Zehender) of Augsburg, Bavaria
, in 1498, and Maertl der Zehentner of Tyrol in 1380.
Early History of the Zent family
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Zent Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Zentner, Zenter, Zehner, Zehntner, Zehender, Zehnten, Zehenden, Zehnder, Zener and many more.
Early Notables of the Zent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Zent family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Adam Zehner, who came to Philadelphia in 1754; as did Michael Zehner in 1765; and Catharina Steinbach Zehner in 1802; Paul Zehnert came to Canada in 1783 with the United Empire Loyalists.
Contemporary Notables of the name Zent (post 1700)
- Isaac M. Zent, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Auburn, Indiana, 1910-14 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html