Guestbook for Arntz

Arntz worldwide

Guestbook for Arntz

There seem to be many Arntz out there, all over the world! If you find it entertaining to read messages from other Arntz, their husbands, wifes, children, friends etc., then you are not the only one. So please consider to also leave your personal message in this guestbook.

It’s fun and interesting for other visitors if you – for example – mention the reason of your visit, your personal relation with Arntz, what you were looking for, a nice story or anything else you want to share. Thanks for your contribution (preferably in English) and let’s keep in touch!

P.S. Based on the location and country details in your comment an extra header image for this website will be added above!

47 thoughts on “Guestbook for Arntz

  1. Ein weiteres “Arntz-Nest” scheint in Kalkar-Wissel zu sein, wo es zahlreiche Hinweise ab dem späten 18.Jahrhundert gibt. Leider sind dort die Kirchenbacher zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts verbrannt. Vermutlich haben Arntz aber dort schon vorher gelebt.Freue mich aber alle Arntz-Infos!

    Arntz is my Surname

    • We recently received a reaction from Monique Otto who’s grandfather Fritz Arntz was from Kalkar-Hönnepel. Thanks for your contribution!

      Arntz is my Surname

  2. Stopped by to read about the name would like to know more about some of the past. I resided in Ohio for many years, father Hiram Andrew Arntz was born in Canal Fulton Ohio

    Would love to hear from other Arntz

    Arntz is my Surname

  3. Good to hear there is a website for us! I was born in Massillon, Ohio however I have been in South Carolina since 1977.

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  4. i am an arntz, and my father came from holland,,de oij, if you want to know more let me know and i shall try to answer

    Arntz is my Surname

  5. Hi fellow Arntz”s …. . I was born in Cody, Wyoming son of James William Arntz who was from Aberdeen, South Dakota. My line comes from Peter Arntz, one of five brothers who came to America from Alsace Lorraine.

    Arntz is my Surname

    • Peter Arntz is relation to my great grandfather Theadore Arntz. I have a face book page for the Arntz family if you would care to check it out.

      Arntz is my Family

  6. I have relatives on my mother”s side of the family that have the last name Arntz. Her mother was Angelika Arntz and married Joseph Hannenberg. My grandmother”s father was Franziskus Arntz. I”ve traced this family right back to Steven Arntz or Aerntsen as well.

    Arntz is my Family

  7. I’m trying to trace back my own family history, but all I can tell is that Arns is a variant of something similar. A website said it was a variant of Arntz, so here I am. Others say it’s a variant of Fearns…. which I can’t see quite as well. Ideas?

    Arntz is my Other relation

    • We’ve found at least one record that indicate a possible relation between the ARNS and ARNTZ name. A German farmer called Theodorus Arents (also mentioned as Arens en ARNS – deceased mid 18th century) got several children. These children are all mentioned with surname ARNS or Arents, but one year before his death he also got a son mentioned as Arnoldus ARNTZ. So tracing back ARNS family history to Germany could indicate a link with ARNTZ.

      Arntz is my Surname

  8. I did some checking on our name. There was a man born in Northern Germany in 1737 named Jakub Arntz who emigrated to the US, got married and had about 12 children of which 8 or 9 survived into adulthood (not unusual at the time). He lived in Pennsylvania and much of his prodigy moved west to Ohio and Michigan. I believe a great many of those born in the US are his direct descendants.

    The name Arntz, derived from the German word for “sea eagle”, was indigenous to the area of Northern Germany near the Dutch border. There are several variants of the name including: Arndt, Arntzen and pretty much any German name starting with “Arn”.

    Arntz is my Surname

    • Michael, great that you mention a link between Arntz in Europe and Arntz in the US! It looks like you are talking about Jacob Arntz, born November 14, 1737 in Assume (Germany), who died January 21, 1807 in Bally, Berks Co. (Pennsylvania). He married Margaret Schmitt on April 22, 1770 in Goshenhoppen (Pennsylvania), and they had 9 children. Another visitor also mentioned a lot of Arntz who resided in Michigan, so those could be of the same family branche. Thanks for your visit and great contribution.

      Arntz is my Surname

      • I was born in the thumb of Michigan to Earl Arntz, who was the son of Benjamin Franklin Arntz, born in Rose City, MI. My great-grandfather was John Arntz and my great-grandfather was John Arntz, both of whom were born in Stark County OH. I believe my great-great grandfather was the son of Jacob Arntz for the PA family. Records get vague back them. When I did the research many years ago, I couldn’t determine where Jacob had been born. And the spelling on the names of his children’s last name was varied, even though they were from the same family.

        Arntz is my Surname

        • Hello, Trixie! I am from Jackson, Michigan, but majority of my family is in or near the thumb area. My grandfather was Douglas Arntz. I don’t know if we have any relation, but that would be cool!

          Arntz is my Surname

  9. My great-grandmother’s last name was Arns but it was changed from Arntz I guess after they moved to the states. They were from Sonsbeck, Rheinland, Prussia Germany from the information I found from one of my distant cousins online. But, that’s about all the information that I have.Maybe that will help the other post that also has the last name of Arns in Ky.

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    • Thanks for mentioning another link between the ARNS and ARNTZ name. We’ve found a German farmer called Theodorus Arns also mentioned as Arens en Arents, who deceased mid 18th century. He got several children all mentioned with surname ARNS or Arents. His last son is mentioned as Arnoldus ARNTZ. Thanks for your visit and contribution!

      Arntz is my Surname

  10. I was so happy to find this site today. I am a musician living in Nashville, TN. My main gig is playing bass guitar for country artist Lee Greenwood (http://www.leegreenwood.com). Please let me know if there is any other information I can help with.

    Arntz is my Surname

  11. Interesting Site. Like most people with this peculiar name, I have been trying to trace this back for a while. It is a rare name here in the states, generally speaking. I have a sneaking feeling that a good percentage of people in the states with this version of the name are probably distantly related. All I know at this point is a few generations ago, we were in the northern states around Michigan. A Gordon and Rachel Arntz, born sometime around the 1930’s.

    Arntz is my Surname

    • Thanks for visiting the Arntz website! Very interesting to read that your branch of the Arntz family seems to originate from the northern states in the United States.

      Arntz is my Surname

  12. I just like to share a funny story as it happened, back living in London, I goggled my name on facebook. another Claudia Arntz appeared and I wrote her just a short message, to say hello, because she lives in Duesseldorf, where I was born. She answered immediately and told me, that she was born in London ( where I currently lived). We swapped some mails and found out, that her husbands name is Klaus, so is mine, my son’s name is Tim, so is her cousins name. I am born 30.11.1964 and she 29.11.1965. There was more, just tiny titbits, but very entertaining…we could not find any relation, we have to try harder. It must be her husband, because she married and Arntz. Have a fine day, all Arntz

    Arntz is my Surname

  13. My great great grandfather was Werner Arntz, great grandfather Theodor Arntz, my grandfather Edward Werner Arntz and father Robert Theodor Arntz. They lived in Burnstead North Dakota before coming to Michigan. I have started a Face Book page so we can all connect also.

    Arntz is my Surname

  14. I am born in Kalkar, Germany. My grandfather was Fritz Arntz as well from Kalkar-Hönnepel. I am married and have now the name of my husband. Hello to the Arntz-world!

    Arntz is my Surname

  15. Most of my Arntz family came from Michigan as well. Seems like the same is true for many others here.

    Arntz is my Surname

    • Indeed, Kaitlin! We’ve already seen some other reactions from Michigan on the website. Thanks for your visit and contribution!

      Arntz is my Surname

  16. What a great resource for the Arntz family.
    The following is my connection to the Arntz lineage:
    My 5 times great grandfather was Werner Arntz 1731-1793.
    My 4 times great grandfather was Theodore Arntz 1753-1818.
    My 3 times great grandfather was Wilhelm Henrich Arntz 1779-1836. He was from Griethausen, Kleve, Nordrhein, Westfalen, Germany.
    My 2 times great grandfather was Werner Napoleon Alexander Arntz 1808-1894. He lived in Wisconsin, USA.
    My grandfather was Walter Charles Arntz 1891-1970. He lived in Burnstad, North Dakota before moving to Bismarck, North Dakota.
    My mother was Joyce Arntz (Engan) 1925-2014.
    So many names! But I’d love to know more about the people behind the names.

    Arntz is my Other relation

    • Thanks for this extensive Arntz lineage information, Louise, and the clear link to the Arntz roots in Germany!
      Your 6 times great grandfather was probably Peter Theodore Arntz 1685-1742, maried to Herminia Gabriels 1708-1783.
      In that case your 7 times great grandfather was Wander Werner Arntz 1661-1731, maried to Wilhelmina Van De Port 1661-1723.

      Arntz is my Surname

    • Was Walter a brother of William Arntz from Burnstad, who married Amanda? Amanda and William had 11 children in Burnstad ND. Their son William was my father, born 1920 I think.

      Arntz is my Family

      • We’ve not found any records that prove a relation between these two, but maybe somebody else can confirm this. Thanks for your visit to this website!

        Arntz is my Surname

      • JEAN, YOUR FATHER WAS MY BROTHER, I CAME TO VISIT YOU MANY TIMES WHEN YOU LIVED IN MONTCLAIR N.J.

        IF YOU SEND YOUR EMAIL I WILL SEND YOU THE COMPLETE BOOK ABOUT ARNTZ’S AND THE BURNSTAD BEGINNING..
        NEIL

        Arntz is my Surname

      • WALTER WAS A COUSIN, OF WILLIAM, I AM ABROTHER OF YOUR FATHER
        NEIL ARNTZ

        Arntz is my Surname

    • WE HAVE A BOOK WRITTEN ABOUT THE ARNTZ’S THAT LIVED IN BURNSTAD. THIS BOOK SHOWS THE DECENDENTS FROM THE GERMAN BEGINING TO THE PRESENT DAY, AND TELLS ABOUT THE BEGINNING OF BURNSTAD N.D. AND THE PEOPLE OF BURNSTAD

      Arntz is my Surname

  17. Michael Avedis Arntz from Czech Republic in USA/Greece
    ARE YOU RELATED TO A GEORGE DONALD ARNTZ
    If so please reply to craig63@sbcglobal.net I have some of your Fathers belongings I would like to send you.

    Arntz is my Other relation

    • Hello Michalel, nice to hear you again here!! Hopefully a relative of George Donald Arntz will reply. Good luck!

      Arntz is my Surname

  18. I am the grandson of Ben Arntz, he was born in Griethausen (Germany). My father is Henk Arntz, he was born in Cuijk (the Netherlands) and still living there.

  19. WALTER AND WILLIAM WERE IST COUSINS\

    I AM YOUR FATHERS BROTHER… NEIL J. ARNTZ

    Arntz is my Surname

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