The surname Zinna was first found in Bohemia, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which played a major role in the early development of Europe. The name became important in local affairs and branched into many houses which played a prominent part in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking political status in an unstable territorial profile. Chronicles first mention Bertold Cinner of Eger in Bohemia around 1275.
Early History of the Zinna family
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Zinna Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Zinn, Zinne, Zinner, Zinnert, Cinn, Cinner, Cinnert, Czinn, Czinner and many more.
Early Notables of the Zinna family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Zinna family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Casber Zinn, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1744; Hans Georg Zinn arrived in Philadelphia in 1754; Mathias Zinner came to America in 1783.