Hein History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hein family

The surname Hein was first found in Austria, where the name Heinberg or Hainberg became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Hein family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hein research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1577 and 1629 are included under the topic Early Hein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hein Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hainberg, Hainberger, Hainburger, Heynberg, Heynberger, Heinberg and many more.

Early Notables of the Hein family (pre 1700)

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hein Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hein migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hein Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Hein, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]
  • Paul Hein, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]
  • Johan Simon Hein, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Johan Nicklaus Hein, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Johannes Hein, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Hein, who landed in America in 1827-1830 [1]
  • Anna S Hein, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Barbara Hein, aged 2, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832 [1]
  • Frances Hein, aged 12, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832 [1]
  • Francis Hein, aged 30, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Hein migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hein Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Georg Hein, aged 24, who landed in Quebec in 1893
  • Maria Hein, aged 23, who arrived in Quebec in 1893

Australia Hein migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hein Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Johann Gotlieb Hein, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hein (post 1700) +

  • John C. Hein (1886-1963), American Olympic sliver medalist for wrestling at the 1904 games [3]
  • Carl Christian Hein (1868-1937), influential American Lutheran clergyman
  • Raina Hein (b. 1987), American fashion model
  • Ryan Hein (b. 1985), American soccer player
  • Jon Hein, American radio personality and former webmaster
  • Melvin Jack Hein (1909-1992), American Professional Football player
  • Lionel Hein, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 10th District, 1919 [4]
  • John W. Hein, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Onondaga County 3rd District, 1923; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 35th District, 1927 [4]
  • Herman Hein, American politician, Social Democratic Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 3rd District, 1902 [4]
  • Frank Hein, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1924 [4]
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Eduard Hein (1913-1941), German Funkmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Douglas Hein, American Ensign working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [6]


  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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
  3. ^ Athletes - Famous Olympic Athletes, Medalists, Sports Heroes. (Retrieved 2011, August 23) John Hein. Retrieved from http://www.olympic.org/content/olympic-athletes/generic-athlete-page/?athleteid=57411
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  6. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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