Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Glaenzer, Gläntzer, Glentzer
Category: 1 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
Guild hosted website:
Contact: Mrs Michele Lewis
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/
The following are known variants that have been tied into the main line:GlaentzerGläntzerGlantzerGlentzerGlaenzerGlänzerGlanzerGlenzerGlaenserGlänserGlanserGlenserKlentzerKlenzer
The following are possible variants that have not been proven yet:GlanzGlanczKlenz
The following are misspellings that have been found in the records but not proven as a true variant:
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.
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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