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The surname Zentz was first found in Eastern Germany, where the family was established in early times.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Zens, Zense, Zenz, Zents, Zentz, Sentz, Sents, Zensen, Zentzen, Zentsen, Zenser, Zentzer, Zenzer, Zentser, Viezentz, Vicentz, Vicenz, Vinzentz, Vinzenz and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zentz research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1545 and 1726 are included under the topic Early Zentz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Zentz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm Zentz, who arrived in Galveston, Texas, at the age of 29 in 1849
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  • Bob Zentz, American musician and educator from Norfolk, Virginia
  • John R. Zentz, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1996
  • Johannes Zentz (d. 1945), German teacher
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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Zentz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zentz 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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