Show ContentsHeinke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Heinke 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 Heinke family

The surname Heinke 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.

Early History of the Heinke family

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Heinke Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Heinke family

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United States Heinke migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heinke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Ernest Heinke, who arrived in Arkansas in 1889 1
  • Diedrich Herman Friedrich Heinke, who arrived in Illinois in 1894

Contemporary Notables of the name Heinke (post 1700) +

  • George Henry Heinke (1882-1940), American Republican politician, Otoe County Prosecuting Attorney, 1919-23, 1927-35; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1939-40 2

  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. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from on Facebook