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The German state of Saxony, where the distinguished surname Heins 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 Heins originates as a short form of the personal name Heinrich.

Heins Early Origins



The surname Heins 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.

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Heins Spelling Variations


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Heins Spelling Variations



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.

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Heins Early History


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Heins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heins 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 Heins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heins Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Heins 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 Heins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joh Hendk Heins, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Anna Magdalena Heins, who landed in America in 1764
  • John Heins, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Elizabeth Heins, aged 19, landed in Pennsylvania in 1775
  • Arnold Heins, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1793

Heins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Henry Heins, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1829
  • Ludw Heins, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Joh Heinr Heins, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Cath Heins, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Henry Heins, aged 22, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Heins Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Adam Heins U.E., "Haines" who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heins (post 1700)



  • George Lewis Heins (1860-1907), American co-founder of Heins & LaFarge, the New York-based architectural firm
  • Ryan Heins (b. 1985), American soccer player
  • Marjorie Heins, American activist, writer, and founder of the Free Expression Policy Project
  • Henry Hardy Heins (1923-2003), American Lutheran minister, historian and bibliographer
  • Louis Heins, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1908
  • Charles A. Heins, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1920
  • Shawn Joseph Heins (b. 1973), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Donald Heins (1878-1949), English-born, Canadian violinist, violist, conductor, organist, composer, and music educator

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  11. ...

The Heins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heins 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.

This page was last modified on 26 October 2015 at 11:18.

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