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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
  • John R. Zentz, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1996
  • 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. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. 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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. 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.

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