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Glaentzer

 

About the study

The Glaentzer surname is German in origin and is fairly rare making it excellent for a One-Name Study.  A researcher in Germany and I have been collecting data for this project.  We have gedcoms available for anyone that is interested.  

This is a new project so stay tuned for updates.  Please see the Glaentzer One-Name Study website at http://glaentzer.one-name.net/

Variant names

The following are known variants that have been tied into the main line:
Glaentzer
Gläntzer
Glantzer
Glentzer
Glaenzer
Glänzer
Glanzer
Glenzer
Glaenser
Glänser
Glanser
Glenser
Klentzer
Klenzer

The following are possible variants that have not been proven yet:
Glanz
Glancz
Klenz

The following are misspellings that have been found in the records but not proven as a true variant:

Gläntzner 
Glantzner
Glenzner
Glintzer

Name origin

The earliest known Glaentzers are from the very early 17th century in Hessen and Baden-Württemberg, Germany.  From this German line there are known lines in Italy, France and the United States.

Glaenz/Gläntz means shine, sparkle, glisten, gleam etc. but there is also a village near Salzburg, Austria called Glancz and it is possible the name originated there. The name Glänzer and Glanzer can be still be seen there.

Distribution of the name

Gläntzer - Bielefeld, Kassel and the area around, Lemgo, Detmold, Wuppertal, Hannover, Wiesbaden

Glänzer - Bruchhausen, Höxter, Blomberg

Glaentzer - Köln, Bretten/Baden, Frankfurt, Mannheim, Oberwesel

Glaen(t)zer - Neu Isenburg (near Frankfurt)

Glänzer/Glintzer - Schwalmstadt, Alsfeld, Ziegenhain and the surrounding areas

 

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