The German state of Saxony
, where the distinguished surname Heincze arose, is renowned for both its beauty, industry, and economic power. However, in the medieval era, Germany
was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Saxony
derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons
who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire
. The name Heincze originates as a short form of the personal name
Early Origins of the Heincze family
The surname Heincze was first found in Saxony
, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Ruf Heinz in Esslingen in 1417.
Early History of the Heincze family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heincze research.Another 673 words (48 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1841, 1805, 1608, 1817, 1602, 1564, 1609, 1630, 1689, 1686, 1687, 1688, 1689, 1749 and 1803 are included under the topic Early Heincze History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Heincze Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Heintz, Heinz, Heinze, Heintze, Heinzer, Heintzer, Hainz, Haintz, Hainze, Haintze, Haintzer, Hainzer, Hintz, Hinz, Hinze, Hinzer, Hintze, Hintzer, Hyntz, Hynz, Heinse, Heintse, Heinttze, Heinttz, Heintzel, Heinzel, Heinzelmann, Heinzelman, Heintzelmann, Heintzelman, Heynz, Heyntze, Heincze and many more.
Early Notables of the Heincze family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Heincze at this time were Joseph Heintz (or Heinz) the Elder (1564-1609), a Swiss painter, draftsman and architect; Ernst Heintze (died 1630), who became a Chancellor of Bohemia... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heincze Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Heincze family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Ludwig Heintz, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1730. Abraham Heintz came to Philadelphia in 1738; Andreas Heintz in 1742; and Hans Georg Heintzelmann in 1753. Gottfried Heinze came to Canada in 1783.