Heinse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The German state of Saxony, where the distinguished surname Heinse 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 Heinse originates as a short form of the personal name Heinrich.
Early Origins of the Heinse family
The surname Heinse 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 Heinse family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heinse research. Another 337 words (24 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 Heinse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Heinse 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.
Early Notables of the Heinse family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Heinse 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...
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Heinse migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Heinse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jacob Heinse, who arrived in New York in 1664 
Heinse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Henrich Heinse, aged 19, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 
Contemporary Notables of the name Heinse (post 1700) +
- Johann Jakob Wilhelm Heinse (1749-1803), German author
- Gustav Heinse (1896-1971), Austro-Hungarian-born poet and translator
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)