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Mainz is still a large city in Bavaria

 

Mainz or Mentz German City Name history:

Development of the Mainz/Mentz city name

In the course of history the name of the Mainz/Mentz changed several times, from an obligatory way of writing that can probably only since that 18th Century to be spoken. Language played an important role in the changes of latin. "Mogontiacum" originated from the phase of the "silver latinitaet in such a way specified". After using the term in latin, which developed beyond the alps rapidly, the word became starting from that 6th Century and was shortened to "Moguntia" and/or "Magantia" in both written and spoken ways. * Note: In Latin pronunciation, Magantia would be pronounced something like: Mah-hen-cia or Mah-hen-cha which also sounds Mentz. In 7th Century, the city name as "Mogancia" or "Magancia urbis" and/or. "Maguntia", and in th 8th Century it was known as as "Magontia". By the time the 11th Century had arrived the name again used was "Moguntiacum" and/or "Moguntie". Then in the 12the Century, Mainz/Mentz was called the city "Magonta", "Maguntia", "Magontie", and "Maguntiam". An Arab map of the world calls it "maiansa". From 13./14. to 15th Century, the city name changed itself from the name from Meginze to Menze, whereby this is the name development from latin sources. German-language sources spoke by 1315 of Meynce, 1320 of Meintz, 1322 of Maentze (Notice the second or almost third syllable in the pronunciation i.e. May-En-Za ) , 1342 of my TZE and 1357 again of Meintz. To explain these fluctuations with the change of the stress of latinization of the name are original. The Germanic language style stressed more simply the first syllable and let the remainder than appendages immediately fall.

In the 15th Century emerges for the first time "Maintz", more frequently is however further "Menz", "Mentze", "Meintz" or "Meyntz". The ai-forms went away by then in the 16th Century. This way of writing was preferred also from the baroque, so that it interspersed itself and since that 18th Century was also hardly still changed. An exception forms French "renaming" in Mayence during the occupation of 1799.


Before 1800, the name Menz, Menze or Menzen was more commonly used by families; 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.

As for nearby Speyer where many Mentz's are from, this city is home to the tombs of several Holy Roman Emperors. 5,000-year-old findings from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages bear witness to permanent agricultural settlements at a Rhine ford in the area of present-day Speyer. Speyer was a roman outpost before Christ. Its oldest known name was Civitas Nemetum, named by a Teutonic tribe, the Nemeter, settling in this area. The Roman name in pre-Christian times was Noviomagus Nemetum.

There were Tribal Kings and Leaders in the region before Christian Times as Ariovistus was a leader of the Suebi and other allied Germanic peoples in the second quarter of the 1st century BC. He and his followers took part in a war in Gaul, assisting the Arverni and Sequani to defeat their rivals the Aedui, and settled in large numbers in conquered Gallic territory in the Alsace region, but were defeated in the Battle of Vosges and driven back over the Rhine in 58 BC by Julius Caesar.

 

The Rhine from Rotterdam to Constance: Handbook for Travellers - Page 137
by Karl Baedeker (Firm) - Rhine River Valley - 1884 - 390 pages

Image about Mentz or Mayence or Mainz City is from year 1884

 

Other Version of Mentz Name History of Mainz.

In the course of history changed the name of the city Mainz several times, a mandatory spelling can only be seen since the 18th century. The Roman name "Mogontiacum" can be traced to the Celtic goddess Mogon derive (Mogont-i-acum: "Land of Mogon"), and was also in that of Tacitus mentioned in its history several centuries prior. Even abbreviations and differing spellings were in the time of Roman rule already familiar: "Moguntiacum" or shortened as "Moguntiaco" in the Tabula Peutingeriana. After inserting the shift to the Mediterranean Latin, which beyond the Alps rapidly developed, the word from the 6th Century shortened and henceforth "Moguntia" [Latin Ma-Huen-chia] or "Magantia" written and pronounced. In the 7th Century name of the city's name as "Mogancia", "Magancia [ma-hen-zchia] urbis" or "Maguntia", in 8th Century as "Magontia". In the 11th Century was the name again for "Moguntiacum" or "Moguntie" arrived. Ever the town's name was often not true of language development (such as the volume shift at Borbetomagus-Worms), but each of the prevailing "fashion" of the pronunciation debate continued. The 12th Century, described the city as "Magonta", "Maguntia", "Magontie", and "Maguntiam". An Arab World Map from the same time called it "maiansa". From 13./14th Centure. During the 15 Century, Mainz changed the name of "Meginze" to "Menze, including the naming development in Latin sources. German sources spokek or wrote the city name in various ways: 1315 "Meynce" 1320 "Meintz," 1322 "Maentze" 1342 "Meintze" and 1357 again "Meintz.

In the 15th Century appears for the first time, "Maintz", but is more likely to continue "Menz or Mentz", "Mentze," "Maynz", "Meintz" or "Meyntz". The naming shapes with ai pronunciation found for the first time in the 16th Century and finally sat down in the Baroque period. Since the 18th Century there will be little change to the city name. During the 17, 18 and 19th century English, French and Latin Maps often were spelled Mentz or Mayntz. An exception is the French word "Umtaufung" in Mayence during the French occupation of 1792/93 and 1798-1814. [3]

 

Im Laufe der Geschichte veränderte sich der Name der Stadt mehrmals, von einer verbindlichen Schreibweise kann erst seit dem 18. Jahrhundert gesprochen werden. Der römische Name „Mogontiacum“ lässt sich von der keltischen Gottheit Mogon ableiten (Mogont-i-acum: „Land des Mogon“) und hatte in dieser auch von Tacitus in seinen Historien erwähnten Form mehrere Jahrhunderte Bestand. Auch Abkürzungen und abweichende Schreibweisen waren zu Zeiten der römischen Herrschaft bereits geläufig: „Moguntiacum“ oder verkürzt als „Moguntiaco“ in der Tabula Peutingeriana. Nach Einsetzen der Hinwendung zum Mittellateinischen, das sich jenseits der Alpen rasch entwickelte, wurde das Wort ab dem 6. Jahrhundert verkürzt und fortan „Moguntia“ bzw „Magantia“ geschrieben und ausgesprochen. Im 7. Jahrhundert firmiert der Stadtname als „Mogancia“, „Magancia urbis“ bzw. „Maguntia“, im 8. Jahrhundert als „Magontia“. Im 11. Jahrhundert war der Name wieder bei „Moguntiacum“ bzw „Moguntie“ angekommen. Überhaupt war der Stadtname häufig nicht von wirklicher Sprachentwicklung (wie etwa der Lautverschiebung bei Borbetomagus – Worms), sondern von der jeweils herrschenden „Mode“ der Aussprache beeinflusst. Das 12. Jahrhundert bezeichnete die Stadt als „Magonta“, „Maguntia“, „Magontie“, und „Maguntiam“. Eine arabische Weltkarte aus gleicher Zeit nennt sie „maiansa“. Von 13./14. bis zum 15. Jahrhundert wandelte sich der Name von „Meginze“ zu „Menze“, wobei dies die Namensentwicklung in lateinischen Quellen ist. Deutschsprachige Quellen sprechen 1315 von „Meynce“, 1320 von „Meintz“, 1322 von „Maentze“, 1342 von „Meintze“ und 1357 wieder von „Meintz“.

Im 15. Jahrhundert taucht zum ersten Mal „Maintz“ auf, häufiger ist aber weiterhin „Menz“, „Mentze“, „Maynz“, „Meintz“ oder „Meyntz“. Die Namensformen mit ai finden sich erstmals im 16. Jahrhundert und setzten sich endgültig in der Barockzeit durch. Seit dem 18. Jahrhundert gibt es dann auch kaum noch Änderungen des Stadtnamens. Eine Ausnahme bildet die französische „Umtaufung“ in Mayence während der französischen Besetzung 1792/93 und 1798-1814.[3]

 

Here are Links to Maps and Images of Menz and Mentz villages and cities.

 

Place State Latitude Longitude Elevation (meters) Elevation (feet)
Menz Land Brandenburg 53.1 13.05 70 230
Menz Land Sachsen-Anhalt 52.1166667 11.7666667 46 151
Menzel Land Nordrhein-Westfalen 51.5166667 8.4166667 367 1204
Menzelen Land Nordrhein-Westfalen 51.6166667 6.55 19 62
Menzen Freistaat Bayern 47.6333333 9.9166667 691 2267
Menzenbach Freistaat Bayern 48.55 11.4166667 495 1624
Menzenberg Land Nordrhein-Westfalen 50.6333333 7.25 205 673
Menzenberg Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 53.8333333 11.05 20 66
Menzendorf Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 53.3 11.75 37 121
Menzendorf Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 53.85 11.0166667 33 108
Menzendorf-Hof Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 53.85 11.0166667 33 108
Menzenschwand Land Baden-Wurttemberg 47.8166667 8.0666667 855 2805
Menzenschwand-Hinterdorf Land Baden-Wurttemberg 47.8333333 8.0666667 882 2894
Menzenschwand-Vorderdorf Land Baden-Wurttemberg 47.8166667 8.0666667 855 2805
Menzenweiler Land Baden-Wurttemberg 47.9833333 9.6 670 2198
Menzingen Land Baden-Wurttemberg 49.1394444 8.7711111 184 604
Menzlas Freistaat Bayern 49.8 11.7333333 455 1493
Menzles Land Baden-Wurttemberg 48.9166667 9.7 467 1532
Menzlhof Freistaat Bayern 49.7666667 12.1333333 521 1709
Menzlin Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 53.8833333 13.6333333 15 49
Mentzelsfelde Land Nordrhein-Westfalen 51.7166667 8.35 76 249
Menzlingen Land Nordrhein-Westfalen 50.8833333 7.1833333 86 282
Menzlings Land Baden-Wurttemberg 47.8 9.9333333 676 2218
Menzlis Land Baden-Wurttemberg 47.9333333 9.9 650 2133
           
           
           

 

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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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Menz and Mentz noble family information

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Areas of emigration from Germany to the USA by Mentz Members

Mainz and Mentz History of a City

 

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Menz and Mentz noble family information

Areas of emigration from Germany to the USA by Mentz Members

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