i'm descendant of the penz in kaunertal and would like to tell you that there is a very old history going back to 500 after christ where a location with todays name "penzing"
(means location of the penz)was founded. it is not clear if we are descendants of bavarian or langobards - maybe mixed.
all this i found on a (former) webpage of toni benz in bavaria germany (http://www.inarchive.com/page/2010-05-25/http://www.benz-len...
mabe it will be helpful for you