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Mentz Surname History Genealogy

Germanic, Teutonic, Nordic and Celtic Clan Pedigree:

Mentz or Menz is an ancient Nordic, Celtic, and Germanic clan or tribal name. Variations include: Menz, Mentz, Muenz, Mentzer, Mentzinger, Menzinger, Mentzel, Mentzdorf, Muentz, Mentzen, Muntz, Manz, Mainz, Menze, von Mentz, v. Mentz, Mantz, Maentz , Maenz , Maenz, Maintz, Mentzingen, von Menz, and Meintz. Old German for Clan Mentz is (German for Clan: Mentz Sippe or Stamme Mentz) To see an array of various Mentz Coats of Arms, click here: As Menz or the sound is a Root of many names, this article includes much information regarding this root. The Mentz or Menz House or Family makes no claim to the variations of name spellings; however, these spellings are presented so that worldwide researchers may see how names were transformed through time and immigration and emigration. Before 1800, the name Menz, Menze or Menzen was more commonly used; however, the MenTz version was used and developed over the recent history of Germany (last 300 years). Commentators on German history have researched and suggest that Men(t)z is low german or a shorter/pet name for Meinhard or Meinrich, but of course, the Mentz name could be connected to the various cities and villages in Germany such as The City of Mainz/Mayntz, The Main River, The Cities of Mentzingen, or villages of Menzingen or Mentzbach. *note: there are a limited number of Mentz/Menz family members whose names were transformed to the name Mintz after immigration in the 1800s. Although this is rare, there are proven cases available on familyresearch.org Moreover, there is also the probability that a person with the old German Mentz name could have had an ancestor who was a Munz or Minting Master of coins and such.

History of the Mentz House Klan or Clan

The Ancient Mentz Clan of the empires of Germania, Franconia, Alemannia and Schwabenland were consolidated under Chief Johannes in the the year 914 near the Roman outpost of (Roman: Augusto Nemetum or German: Civitas Nemetum or today Speyer). As history shows, it was difficult at this time to organize as an open revolution or local soverignty due to the the occupations of various Roman Military, Roman Catholic Episcopal Control, and later local Germanic claims, conflicts, the French land disputes, and other invasions. The Clan Chiefship was handed down at Mentz Clan gatherings from the centuries. By the late 1700's the chief was documented as Johann Georg Josef the II.

The Mentzhaus, Mentzbach or Mentz Klans were under the Kingdoms of the Ezzonian Empire, Counts Palantine , Electors of Palantine ( House of Wittelsbach ) and also sometimes the French Empire until 1803. Then French and Napoleon Emplire held control of the area until the Congress of Vienna was settled in 1816. From 1814-1816 there was unsettled control by the French and Germans.

Prior to 1815, the Mentz House was established on lands South West of Landau in Der Pfalz. On various maps before 1700, the name of this small region was called Mentz, Mentz b., or Mentzbach,

In 1815, under the Mentz or Menz Clan leader Johann Georg Josef II, the Mentz clans banded together and declared the independent and neutral lands of Mentz on the eastern South Western boundary of Kurpfalz, Rhineland Pfalz, or Old Bavaria because the French and German boundary disputes over the land had again left uninhabited and disputed territory. This independent Free-Baron Area only lasted for a few years because the claims were so disputed between church, France and Germany.. However, the Clan was immortalized for there establishment of a tiny kingdom and republic. Further, it is handed down information through family history that the Mentz Clans emerged from the Pfalzerwald "Palatinate Forest" and Wolfstein forests and were known as "Sippe or Klan Raugraf" which are lords and protectors over the uninhabited districts of SW Pfalz Kurpfalz, or Palatinate of which they emerged.

Next, Chief Johann Georg Josef passed the leadership to Georg Philip Peter II in the late 1830's. After that, the Chiefship passed to Georg Philip Heinrich II in 1864. In 1904, the Chiefship passed to Georg Philip Heinrich III.

In 1945, the Chiefship passed to a young lawyer who became an American Soldier of the "Battle of the Bulge" and Rhineland Campaign named Heinrich Albertus of the Clan who reclaimed the chiefship and historical "Mentz Clan Lands" with by planting flags in the Kurpfalz, Pfalzerwald Forrest, and "Palatinate" regions as he reconquered the land of the orgins of many Mentz's. He also planted small Mentz Flags in: Bavaria, Hesse, Tirol, and Linz Austria as the war ended. It is said that after conquering the land back in the name of his ancestors, he said a prayer of gratitude in the name of Christianity while sobbing for the losses of his home country and peoples. * Heinrich Albertus was a direct blood-line descendant of Chief Johann Georg Josef.

Chief Heinrich Albertus soon became an powerful and impotant leader and Heinrich Albertus lived a long and fruitful life. He later passed the clan Chiefship in 2004 to his son who was anointed Georg Philip IV or Georgius Phillipus IV who is said to be an International Businessman and Leader.

Orgins of the Mentz Clan

There are recorded families, tribes, noble clans, and Catholic Electors (Archbishops) using the name Mentz/Menz or a variation in Europe and Nordic countries for well over 1500 years. It is a fairly common name in Bavaria, Rhineland Pfalz, and greater Germany. Some living Mentz families claim to be descendants of the Spiritual Prince Electors of Papal "Holy See" of Mainz (or Holy Roman Empire) because these Rhineland Popes (North of the Alps) could marry or have children and families many centuries ago. Further, there are still ancient noble families that use the Mentz name or a variation above in Switzerland, North Eastern Germany, and even Denmark, Austria & Tirol, Norway and Sweden. One example is the Mentz von Ravensbourg Noble Family. Further there are various von Mentz and von Menz families of record in the Rhine, Bavaria, etc. . The Ancient royal house in Hesse in the Konigstein and Taunus region were called the Counts of Falkenstein und Munzenburg or Mentzenburg ..... Of course, there are thousands of Mentz Families in the USA, Europe, Latin and South America, Australia, Asia, and South Africa. The Germanic Mentz Tribes from Old Bavaria or (Rhineland Pfalz) were mostly farmers, laborers, bakers, foresters, wine growers, and small business persons who were eventual subjects of the King of Bavaria in the 1800's. Some even became Knights, Politicians, Judges, and Military Leaders for varying principalities and governments. Other Mentz's have also been noted scholars of German and Royal History (See: Professor Georg Mentz). As a note, there is a long line of Christian Mystics, Masons and Guild Masters within the Mentz Clan. The Region South-West of Heidelberg is where many Mentz Clans emerged and later emigrated to countries around the world. Thousands of the Clan Mentz members came from many parts of Germany including: Edesheim, Edenkoben or "old German" Oedenkoben , Speyer, The Black Forest, Landau, Mentzbach, Wolfstein & Pfalzer Wald Forrest, Wuerttemberg, Rhineland, Preussen, Mannheim, Sachsen Coburg, Hessen, Baden, and other local German provinces. Several of the Mentz's from SouthWest Germany attended the University of Heidelberg. The Heidelberg Library has lists of graduates online and also lists of dissertations by Mentz family members beginning in about 1712. Example names and graduates of the University of Heidelberg are: Alfred, Paul, Richard, Frederich, and Dr. George. Other graduates include members of the Mentzingen noble family from the Barons of Mentzingen.

To See Many Mentz names, births, christining, baptisms, marriages etc in Germany and Rhineland Pfalz or Bavaria go to: LDS Family Search Database. Many Mentz's are from the wine country: Sudliche Weinstrasse surrounding Edenkoben and Edesheim which is between Landau in der Pfalz and Neustadt an der Weinstrasse which is also in the KurPfalz region. The Pfalz or old West Bavarian regions also had Menz or Mentz houses of nobility. Further, there may also be ancient noble Mentz Clans still located in the Mecklenburg region of Germany. This house is called Mentz or Menz von Ravensburg which was in the Western Pomerania area near Hamburg in Northern Germany. Also of interest is Menzingen OR Now Listed on maps as: Kraichtal, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. For research purposes, the Menz and Mentz families should note that Mentzingen or Menzingen and the Barons of Menzingen in Kraichtal/Menzingen are located only 39-45 miles from the Northern part of the Weinstrasse or Wine Route where many Menz or Mentz families were from. In history, the Mentz or Mentzingen name has been spelled with a T or sometimes without. On the latin, Papal, and English maps of the 1700s and 1800s, Mentz and derivitives of the name have included the T before the Z.

Catholic Heritage of the Mentz Clan

Most Mentz families in recent history were Roman Catholic. See list of 400+ members of Mentz Clan in Germany. In the late 1500s, you begin to find many Mentz Klan members registering births and marriages with the Catholic Churches throughout Bavaria and Germany. Most of the early birth records are written in latin or ancient roman languages as the Mentz Clans evolved from Roman Empire rule. Thousands of Mentz births and marriages are searchable in the Family Search Genealogy Databases. You will also find many Mentz families as members of The Evangelical Church in Germany (German Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland, abbreviated as EKD) The EKD is a federation of 23 Lutheran, Reformed and United churches in their respective regions. As a note, the word for the great city of Mainz has also been spelled Mentz or Mayntz in maps and history books for centuries. Further, the City of Mainz/Mentz is on the Main River of which some equate the relation in sound to the Mentz name and orgins. See orgins of Mentz or Mainz City Name

Klan Chief or Chief of House of Mentz

The Mentzhausen "Mentz House" Clan Mentz family von Pfalz und Oedenkoben Mentzbach is one of the few from Old Bavaria (now Rhineland Pfalz) where the chiefship has descended in an unbroken blood line to the present day. Each year, Klan Mentz meets in various parts of the world to gather. Presently, the (Klan in German) Clan Mentz Chief is Georg-Philip IV or Georgius-Phillipus IV.

Although the word clan or klan in German is not used formally in the language anymore except to point out a group etc, the Mentz House has become an International Family over the last 400 years of global immigration. Therefore, we do use the name "Klan Mentz" Clan Mentz as there is NO Other Relevant English word to be used as a substitute.

Clan Profile

Mottos:

Nulli expugnabilis hosti "Conquered by No Enemy"

"Quod est inferius est sicut quod est superius, et quod est superius est sicut quod est inferius" - "As above so below" Hermes Trismegistus

Flower: The Tulip

Plant: The Grape (Mentz Clans were involved in wine making for centuries)

Crest: Tulip, Grapes, 3 Stars with Pfalz colours interior, and Grey Blue Falcon/Eagle surrounded by stars. Further, the rampant lion is small but centered in the shield.

Honorary Patrons

Arminius (also Hermann, Armin, 16 BC–AD 21) was a war chief of the Germanic tribe of the Cherusci who was the first Germanic Clan Leader to defect from the Roman Legions and later defeat a Roman army in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. Many say that the Famous Movie Gladiator is based on Arminius or [Hermann] in German.

Meister Eckhart - Johannes Eckhart (1260–1328), also known as Eckhart von Hochheim and widely referred to as Meister Eckhart, was a German theologian, philosopher and mystic, born near Erfurt, in Thuringia. Meister is German for "Master", referring to the academic title he obtained in Paris.

Official Mentz Clan Cultural Holiday

Allerheiligen - All Saints Day Nov. 1st

See Also

List of Germanic Peoples

See LDS Family Search Database.

See list of 400+ members of Original Documented Mentz Family Clan

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See Regions that Mentz Family Name came from to the USA

Some Early USA Mentz Pioneers from Germany Include: Benedict Mentz (1734) A landowner in Hanover, Philidelphia; Andreas Mentz (1750) from Palatine; and Hans Michael Mentz (1732) from Pfalz/ Palatine to New York City.

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Areas of emigration from Germany to the USA by Mentz Members

Mainz and Mentz History of a City

Mentz other Orgins and References of the Name and Word

Menz and Mentz Villages, Cities and towns in Central Europe.

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See LDS Family Search Database.

See list of 400+ members of Original Documented Mentz Family Clan

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To see the Mentz Clan Name in Chinese Characters, Click Here

Menz and Mentz noble family information

Areas of emigration from Germany to the USA by Mentz Members

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Notable Menz Mentz Data, Nobility and Military of History

Source evidence from o German nobility and in Buergertum Archives and libraries,

Mene (Menz), Josef Rudolf, from Kascec in Hungary, expulsion notice from the Germans Reich, HFC, born XXXVIII. (1910), page 210
Menz, Gustav, from Quedlinburg, brief request from the Kingdom of Prussia in 19th century, HEU, born XLII. (1860), page 22
Menz, Johann Christoph, from Hannoversch-Münden, Signalement as criminals in the Duchy Holstein at the beginning of the 19th century, HEG, directory of 1809, page 9
Menz, Johanna Caroline, from Giesmannsdorf, application figures in the Kingdom of Prussia 19th century, HEU, born XXXVII. (1855), page 17069
Menz, Wilhelmine Louise, from Altona, Signalement as criminals in the Duchy of Holstein
Beginning of the 19th century, HEG, directory of 1828 (segment July / December), Page 1
Mentz, Carl Friedrich of Prussia and Lubeck, Signalement as criminals in the Duchy Holstein at the beginning of the 19th century, HEG, directory of 1822 (segment July / December) Page 11
Mentz, Johann Peter, from Neuwied, brief request from the Kingdom of Prussia in 19th century, HEU, born XLII. (1860), page 328 (rechtsspaltig)
Mentz, Karl Wilhelm, from Altona, brief request from the government district Schleswig, HFB, Born in 1914, page 493
Mentz, Carl Wilhelm, from Altona, the evidence from the obrigkeitlichen Fahndungsnotation
Koeniglich Preussischen government district Schleswig, HFB, born 1910, page 623
Menz (1721), aristocratic genealogy, GAM (in Volume IV of 1931/32)
Menz (1892), aristocratic genealogy, GAN (Volume XV. Of 1890), GAN (Volume XVIII. Of 1893)
Menz v.Ravensberg, entry to the noble family from the New German nobility Glossary (1859/1870), JSC, Volume VI., Page 240
Menz v.Schönfeld, short overview of aristocratic family (1997) with arms description, GAX, Volume VIII, page 436
Menz, entry to the noble family from the New German nobility lexicon (1859/1870), GAG, Volume VI., Page 239
Menz, Adel certificates from East u.Westpreussen (1600-1800), GST, signature: I. HA Rep.7 Prussia No.13 Litt. M52ii
Menz, v. Albert Knight, Corps student (farbentragend between 1798 and 1960), member data, STU, page 825
Menz, Ernst v. Knight, Corps student (farbentragend between 1798 and 1960), member data, STU, page 825
Menz, short overview of aristocratic family (1997) with arms description, GAX, Volume VIII, Page 437-438
Menz, Major, artillery v., preuss. Seniority list entry 1801, RAY, Annex page XXVIII-XXIX
Menz, Major v., service career in the years 1806/27 Prussia, RAN, page 321 (SOFA name) u.S.322
Menz, Major v., the officer named in rank lists of Koeniglich Preussischen for the army Years 1801, RAY, page 148
Menz, lieutenant, the officer preusssichen Infantry Regiment No.30 (1812-1912), Data WHO, page 66
Menz, family v., directory of all living religious holder of the German Citizenship Year 1908 with the names of their awards, PTS, page 983
Menz, Preuß. Sekltn.v., Abgel. the volunteer schl.-holst. Army 1848/51, officer in Schl.-Holst. (1848/50), OFF, Find Abt.399.104 No.5 book, page 20
Menz, Ritter v., information officer of the family from the active service of the German Army ( 1914) with remaining details to 1926, EDP, page 1166, 1038, 828
Menz, Sekondeleutnant v., service career in the years 1806/27 Prussia, RAN, page 321 (SOFA name) u.S.330
Menz, Sekondeleutnant v., the officer named in the rankings the army Koeniglich Preussischen for the year 1801, RAY, page 148 u.151
Menz, family v., Deszendenzdrucktafel and genealogy of the total briefadeligen sex, GAW, Volume XVI. (1985), pages 322-325
Mentz, aristocratic coat of arms description and picture on zugehoeriger board, ERT, Dept. "Me" (Mecklenburg), page 15
Mentz, aristocratic coat of arms description and picture on zugehoeriger board, ERT, Dept. "President (Prussia,
Noblemen), page 260
Mentz, Andreas v., Major (1810), unveroeffentlichtes Testament from Berlin-Brandenburg, TES, Signature: Rep.4a Kammergericht Nr.11453f
Mentz, Friedrich v., Sekltn., Officer in Schl.-Holst. (1848/50), OFF, Find book Abt.399.104 No. 5, page 38
Mentz, the family genealogy, SAM, Signature: Genealog. Collection Rodde II, Box 19
Mentz, the family genealogy, SAM, Signature: Genealog. Rodde collection III., Box 22
Mentz, genealogy of the total family (letter Adel), GAF, born in 1925 with stem series, 1937
Mentz, Genealogical family from Ostpreussen, OST, Hartmann Find book is page 112
Mentz, Karl v., Lieutenant General, adoption, short biography, DAB, Jg.XXX (1912), page 194

Mentz, short overview of aristocratic family (1997) with arms description, GAX, Volume VIII, Page 435
Mentz, family v., directory of all living religious holder of the German Citizenship Year 1908 with the names of their awards, PTS, page 983
Mentz, Reinhard v., Corps student (farbentragend between 1798 and 1960), member data, STU, Page 523 (rechtsspaltig)
Mentz, Sekondeleutnant v., artillery officer in Berlin and his apartment 1801, WOH, page 25

Mentz, unveroeffentlichte Act on the quality of the noble family in 19./20.Jahrhundert in North-East German land, GST, signature: I. HA Rep.176 VI Nr.M 97, Nr.125
Mentz, v., information officer of the family from the active service of the German army (1914) Remaining with information to 1926, EDP, page 1166, 695, 174, 358
Mentz, v., deposits in the Familiengeschichtlichen Blaettern, SAR, Jg.XXIII. (1925), The index page XVII
Menz (Mentz), entry to the noble family from the New German nobility Glossary (1859/1870), JSC, Volume VI., Page 240
Menz (Mentz), Prussian aristocratic family (property data until 1855), ALK, Volume II, page 96
Mentz, Andreas Joachim Friedrich, giving proof to the Prussian Order Pour le Mérite (for the year 1792), PLM, Volume I, page 218
Mentz, Franz v., Lieutenant Colonel, proof of ceremony of the German Cross in Gold Second World War, ZMC, page 304

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Menzenschwand

Menzenbach

In the valley between Kronberg and Mamols- fiain, is a spring of mineral water which contains a large quantity of salt, iron, and sulphur, and is an excellent remedy for chronic complaints. There are, however, no accommodations for taking the waters at this place. Not far from this spring is another salt water spring, which produces a great deal of salt.

The traveller should not omit to go from Kronberg to the old castle atFalkenstein, which is one of the most beautiful ruins in lhe Taunus. In fine weather it commands a view of more than seventy of the surrounding towns and villages, as well as of a part of the Rheingau. From this castle sprung (according to the opinion of M. de Gerning), the Counts of Nuringes, the last of whom, Count Gerard, died in 1170, leaving two daughters named Guda, and Lukhardis, by whose marriage the domains of the father passed to Wernher II. of Poland, and to Kuno I. of Munzenburg. The last Lord of Munzenburg dying iu 1255, his five sisters divided his inheritance, part of which fell into the hands of


Philip I. of Falkenstein, who rebuilt the castle, and called it new Neufalkenstein. He was a very rich and powerful lord, and his sister Beatrice was considered the most beautiful woman of her time. She married the German king, Richard of Cornwall!;;, who first saw her in the castle of Gudafels, on the banks of the Rhine. She was buried at Oxford. The valiant Bishop Kuno, of Treves, was likewise a descendant of that line of Lords of Falkenstein, and of Wetterau, which became extinct in 1418. The property then passed to the female line, and with it to the houses ofSolms, Eppenstein, Sayn, Isenbourg, and Virnebourg.

The thrush, called turdus saxatilis, generally found in the southern Alps, has for many years inhabited these ruins; and in the forest grows an Alpine plant, the doronicumpardah'anches.

Those who wish to see the ancient fortress of Konigstein, may visit it from this place, if they have not previously made an excursion to it from Eppenstein. In 1796 this fortress was taken without much resistance by the French, who blew up the fortifications. The town itself is very ancient, and is mentioned as far back as the time of Charlemagne. The castle, as well as the town, was probably built in the time of the king of the Franks. The Travellers' Guide Down the Rhine: Exhibiting the Course of that River ...? - Page 563
by Aloys Wilhelm Schreiber - 1825 - 599 pages
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