Henkes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Henkes surname is derived from a Germanic personal (pre-surname) name "heim," which meant home. Cognates of the name are popular throughout Europe.

Early Origins of the Henkes family

The surname Henkes was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Important Dates for the Henkes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henkes research. Another 54 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1824 is included under the topic Early Henkes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Henkes Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Henkel, Henke, Heineke, Heinecke, Heinkel, Hienkel and many more.

Early Notables of the Henkes family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Henkes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Henkes migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Henkes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Henkes, who landed in America in 1852 [1]
  • Ernst Henkes, who arrived in America in 1853 [1]
  • Peter Henkes, who arrived in America in 1866 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Henkes (post 1700)

  • Kevin Henkes (b. 1960), American writer and illustrator of children's books, awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon (2004) and two of his books were Newbery Medal Honor Books
  • Peter Henkes (b. 1962), former German footballer who played for FSV Salmrohr (1986-1993)

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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