Count of Family Names in the 1776 Census

Compiled by Glenn Penner

The following table is a count of how many times each family name, or variation of that name, appears in the 1776 census of Mennonites in West Prussia. The second table provides the same information except the data is organized alphabetically by surname. Note that this census does not include such regions as East Prussia, Brandenburg, the city of Danzig, and the region known as the Scharpau (the last two did not become Prussian territory until 1793).

This list was made as part of a study of the 1776 census, which has been published in the Oct. 2006 and Jan. 2007 issues of Heritage Posting (which is published quarterly by the Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society). Copies may be obtained directly from .

Family Name(s) (standardized) Count
Penner 117
Dick/Dyck/von Dyck/etc. 115
Claas/Claassen/Classen/etc. 112
Jantzen/Jantz 96
Friesen/van Riesen/von Riesen/etc. 68
Wiens/Wientz 68
Wiebe/Wieb 67
Ens/Entz 57
Goertz/Gertz/Goertzen 57
Froese/Friese 48
Pauls 48
Peters 48
Nickel/Neckel 47
Epp 46
Martens/Martins 45
Dirksen/Dirks 40
Reimer 39
Neufeld/Niefeld/Neyfeld 38
Bartel 33
Fast 32
Barg/Bargen/van Bargen/Berg/Barch/etc. 31
Quiring 31
Ewert 28
Kroeker 28
Frantz 27
Toews 27
Warkentin/etc. 27
Thiesen/Thiessen/etc. 26
Schmidt 25
Harms 24
Bruhn/Braun 23
Regehr (Regier) 23
Voht/Fodt (Voth) 23
Harder 22
Unrau 22
Cornies/Knels/Cornelius/Cornelsen 21
Loewen/Laewen/Leben 21
Wolecke/Waelcke/Wilke 21
Balter 19
Bestvader (Bestvater) 19
Wieler/Willer 18
Conrad/Conert 17
Kliewer/Kleever 17
Schroeder/Schroeter 17
Esau 16
Funck 16
Isaac 16
Rempel 16
Siemons/Ziemes 16
Willms/Wilhelm 16
Siebert/Siewert 14
Stobbe/Stob/Stab 14
Suckau 14
Bargmann/Barckmann 13
Dau 13
Block 12
Giesbrecht 12
Hiebert/Hubert 12
Ratzlaff 12
Hamm 11
Wall 11
Hein 10
Kettler/Kaettler 10
Unger 10
Ediger 9
Eggert 9
Gerbrandt 9
Grunau 9
Hildbrand/Hilbrand/Hildebrand 9
Kauenawen (Kauenhofen) 9
Casper 8
Ginter/Guenther 8
Goosen 8
Kerber 8
Kopper 8
Pankratz 8
Philipsen 8
Quapp/Quab 8
Schultz 8
Wedel/Wedler 8
Adrian/Aderjan 7
Becker 7
Dridger/Driedger 7
Horn 7
Lepp/Lipp 7
Nachtigal 7
Tiart/Tahrt 7
Wichert 7
Abrahams (Abrams) 6
Brandt 6
Buhler/Buller 6
Engbrecht 6
Mattis 6
Niessen van/Niessen/Niess 6
Steffen 6
Born 5
Daniels 5
Fokking/Faking 5
Guhr 5
Heinrichs 5
Klein 5
Lammert 5
Mantler 5
Neusteter/Neustaedter 5
Olfert 5
Plenert 5
Riediger/Ridiger 5
Sawatzki/Sowatski (Sawatsky) 5
Sudermann 5
Andres/Andreas 4
Arend 4
Bachdach 4
Behrend 4
Bickert/Bueckert 4
Boldt 4
Busenitz 4
Flemming 4
Gedert 4
Gehde 4
Hag/Haage (Hooge) 4
Holtzrichter 4
Koehn 4
Krahn 4
Mierau 4
Scheffler 4
Schirling 4
Westerwick 4
Zacharias 4
Zimmerman 4
Albrecht 3
Boschmann 3
Dickgrew (Teichgroeb, etc) 3
Heppner/Hoepner/Hepner 3
Heydebrecht 3
Hoewner 3
Mecklenberger 3
Oehmsen 3
Petcher/Boettcher (Poetker) 3
Redekop/Rederkapf 3
Reinke 3
Schellenberg 3
Spenst 3
Sprunck 3
Steingart 3
Vogt/Facht 3
Allert 2
Bartz (Bartsch) 2
Conwentz 2
Dack/Dacker 2
Dickmann 2
Doell 2
Dunckel 2
Eds/Ets (Eitzen/Edsen) 2
Elias 2
Gillis/Gilz 2
Kehler/Coeler 2
Klingenberg 2
Kopp 2
Krueger 2
Lemke 2
Letkeman 2
Mahl 2
Neubauer 2
Olbitz/Olwitz 2
Ott 2
Pankert 2
Plett 2
Pries 2
Rahn 2
Richert 2
Ross 2
Roy van 2
Sperling/Sparling 2
Thielman 2
Thimm 2
Wohlgemuth 2
Wulf 2
Baalau 1
Balee 1
Banmann 1
Bench 1
Billing 1
Bock 1
Boll 1
Brecht (Breuil) 1
Brucks 1
Butthwing 1
Didrich 1
Doleoski (Delesky/Solesky) 1
Donner 1
Drupp 1
Duehren van 1
Fehr (DeVeer) 1
Fett 1
Fieguth 1
Fisch 1
Frey 1
Friedrichs 1
Groening 1
Hansen 1
Harpart 1
Hensel 1
Heyd (Heide) 1
Huell (Hill) 1
Jacobsen 1
Jancke 1
Jopp 1
Jost 1
Kampen, van 1
Kasdorf 1
Kieler 1
Klippenstein 1
Kniephof 1
Knop 1
Kulert 1
Kurtz 1
Lehn 1
Liessau 1
Linger 1
Lirns 1
Ludwicks 1
Neudorf 1
Neumann 1
Peckerun 1
Penck 1
Peterkau (Petkau) 1
Prohl 1
Purau 1
Rase/Ratz 1
Roenert 1
Rogalski 1
Rohd 1
Rosfeld (Rosenfeld) 1
Rump 1
Schwartz 1
Seeler 1
Siebrand 1
Soels 1
Steinfeder 1
Stews (Stoesz) 1
Tesmer 1
Tetzlaf 1
Tilitzki 1
Utesch 1
Weger 1
Weis 1
Werner 1
Wittenberg 1
Zander 1

Count of Family Names in the 1776 Census

Sorted Alphabetically by Surname

Family Name(s) (standardized) Count
Abrahams (Abrams) 6
Adrian/Aderjan 7
Albrecht 3
Allert 2
Andres/Andreas 4
Arend 4
Baalau 1
Bachdach 4
Balee 1
Balter 19
Banmann 1
Barg/Bargen/van Bargen/Berg/Barch/etc. 31
Bargmann/Barckmann 13
Bartel 33
Bartz (Bartsch) 2
Becker 7
Behrend 4
Bench 1
Bestvader (Bestvater) 19
Bickert/Bueckert 4
Billing 1
Block 12
Bock 1
Boldt 4
Boll 1
Born 5
Boschmann 3
Brandt 6
Brecht (Breuil) 1
Brucks 1
Bruhn/Braun 23
Buhler/Buller 6
Busenitz 4
Butthwing 1
Casper 8
Claas/Claassen/Classen/etc. 112
Conrad/Conert 17
Conwentz 2
Cornies/Knels/Cornelius/Cornelsen 21
Dack/Dacker 2
Daniels 5
Dau 13
Dick/Dyck/von Dyck/etc. 115
Dickgrew (Teichgroeb, etc) 3
Dickmann 2
Didrich 1
Dirksen/Dirks 40
Doell 2
Doleoski (Delesky/Solesky) 1
Donner 1
Dridger/Driedger 7
Drupp 1
Duehren van 1
Dunckel 2
Ediger 9
Eds/Ets (Eitzen/Edsen) 2
Eggert 9
Elias 2
Engbrecht 6
Ens/Entz 57
Epp 46
Esau 16
Ewert 28
Fast 32
Fehr (DeVeer) 1
Fett 1
Fieguth 1
Fisch 1
Flemming 4
Fokking/Faking 5
Frantz 27
Frey 1
Friedrichs 1
Friesen/van Riesen/von Riesen/etc. 68
Froese/Friese 48
Funck 16
Gedert 4
Gehde 4
Gerbrandt 9
Giesbrecht 12
Gillis/Gilz 2
Ginter/Guenther 8
Goertz/Gertz/Goertzen 57
Goosen 8
Groening 1
Grunau 9
Guhr 5
Hag/Haage (Hooge) 4
Hamm 11
Hansen 1
Harder 22
Harms 24
Harpart 1
Hein 10
Heinrichs 5
Hensel 1
Heppner/Hoepner/Hepner 3
Heyd (Heide) 1
Heydebrecht 3
Hiebert/Hubert 12
Hildbrand/Hilbrand/Hildebrand 9
Hoewner 3
Holtzrichter 4
Horn 7
Huell (Hill) 1
Isaac 16
Jacobsen 1
Jancke 1
Jantzen/Jantz 96
Jopp 1
Jost 1
Kampen, van 1
Kasdorf 1
Kauenawen (Kauenhofen) 9
Kehler/Coeler 2
Kerber 8
Kettler/Kaettler 10
Kieler 1
Klein 5
Kliewer/Kleever 17
Klingenberg 2
Klippenstein 1
Kniephof 1
Knop 1
Koehn 4
Kopp 2
Kopper 8
Krahn 4
Kroeker 28
Krueger 2
Kulert 1
Kurtz 1
Laewen/Loewen/lebem 21
Lammert 5
Lehn 1
Lemke 2
Lepp/Lipp 7
Letkeman 2
Liessau 1
Linger 1
Lirns 1
Ludwicks 1
Mahl 2
Mantler 5
Martens/Martins 45
Mattis 6
Mecklenberger 3
Mierau 4
Nachtigal 7
Neubauer 2
Neudorf 1
Neufeld/Niefeld/Neyfeld 38
Neumann 1
Neusteter/Neustaedter 5
Nickel/Neckel 47
Niessen van/Niessen/Niess 6
Oehmsen 3
Olbitz/Olwitz 2
Olfert 5
Ott 2
Pankert 2
Pankratz 8
Pauls 48
Peckerun 1
Penck 1
Penner 117
Petcher/Boettcher (Poetker) 3
Peterkau (Petkau) 1
Peters 48
Philipsen 8
Plenert 5
Plett 2
Pries 2
Prohl 1
Purau 1
Quapp/Quab 8
Quiring 31
Rahn 2
Rase/Ratz 1
Ratzlaff 12
Redekop/Rederkapf 3
Regehr (Regier) 23
Reimer 39
Reinke 3
Rempel 16
Richert 2
Riediger/Ridiger 5
Roenert 1
Rogalski 1
Rohd 1
Rosfeld (Rosenfeld) 1
Ross 2
Roy van 2
Rump 1
Sawatzki/Sowatski (Sawatsky) 5
Scheffler 4
Schellenberg 3
Schirling 4
Schmidt 25
Schroeder/Schroeter 17
Schultz 8
Schwartz 1
Seeler 1
Siebert/Siewert 14
Siebrand 1
Siemons/Ziemes 16
Soels 1
Spenst 3
Sperling/Sparling 2
Sprunck 3
Steffen 6
Steinfeder 1
Steingart 3
Stews (Stoesz) 1
Stobbe/Stob/Stab 14
Suckau 14
Sudermann 5
Tesmer 1
Tetzlaf 1
Thielman 2
Thiesen/Thiessen/etc. 26
Thimm 2
Tiart/Tahrt 7
Tilitzki 1
Toews 27
Unger 10
Unrau 22
Utesch 1
Vogt/Facht 3
Voht/Fodt (Voth) 23
Wall 11
Warkentin/etc. 27
Wedel/Wedler 8
Weger 1
Weis 1
Werner 1
Westerwick 4
Wichert 7
Wiebe/Wieb 67
Wieler/Willer 18
Wiens/Wientz 68
Willms/Wilhelm 16
Wittenberg 1
Wohlgemuth 2
Wolecke/Waelcke/Wilke 21
Wulf 2
Zacharias 4
Zander 1
Zimmerman 4
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