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Where did the German Kleinhenz family come from? What is the German Kleinhenz family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kleinhenz family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kleinhenz family history?The distinguished and ancient German surname Kleinhenz is composed of two elements: "Klein," meaning "small," and "Henz," a diminutive of the Germanic personal name "Heinrich." It is likely that this name was first used to distinguish between a father and a son both bearing the name "Heinrich" or "Henz."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kleinhenz, Kleinheinz, Kleinhans, Kleinhens and others.
First found in South Germany, where it is throughout to have emerged during the Early Middle Ages. The first recorded bearer of the name was dictus Clainhainze, who was a resident of Salem in the year 1282. The young Kleinhenz family was instrumental during these formative years, playing a major role in the early history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kleinhenz research. Another 223 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1282, 1318, 1352, 1757, 1772, 1832, and 1873 are included under the topic Early Kleinhenz History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 44 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kleinhenz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kleinhenz Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Kleinhenz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kleinhenz 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.
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