An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2013
Where did the German Henningson family come from? What is the German Henningson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Henningson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Henningson family history?The ancient and distinguished German surname Henningson is derived from "Henneke," a diminutive of the enormously popular given name Johannes. The Low German suffix -ing indicates "son of"; thus, the progenitor of the name was likely the son of someone who was known as Henneke.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hennin, Henning, Hennig (Silesia), Henegar, Henninger, Henniger, Hienegar, Henigger, Henningsen and many more.
First found in East Prussia, where the family came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. The name was first found in Courland were they were raised to be cavaliers in 1566.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henningson research. Another 235 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1814 and 1862 are included under the topic Early Henningson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 28 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Henningson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Balthasar Hennig and his wife Anna Elisabetha Blum, who settled in Philadelphia with their three daughters in 1751; Christian Henning, a Hessian mercenary who settled in Newfoundland after fighting in the American Revolution, Caroline Henninger, who arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1847.
The Henningson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Henningson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
This page was last modified on 23 September 2010 at 15:40.
houseofnames.com is an internet property owned by Swyrich Corporation.