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Where did the German Zentz family come from? What is the German Zentz family crest and coat of arms? When did the Zentz family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Zentz family history?

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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.

First found in Eastern Germany, where the family was established in early times.


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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.

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More information is included under the topic Early Zentz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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
  • Johannes Zentz (d. 1945), German teacher


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  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. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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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.

This page was last modified on 27 January 2013 at 12:31.

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