Show ContentsHeintzelman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Heintzelman family

The surname Heintzelman 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 Heintzelman family

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Heintzelman 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 Heintzelman family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Heintzelman 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; Christopher Heins (died 1689), Lieutenant and interim Governor-General...
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Heintzelman Ranking

In the United States, the name Heintzelman is the 16,505th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Heintzelman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heintzelman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Georg Heintzelman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]
Heintzelman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M Heintzelman, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Heintzelman (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Kenneth Heintzelman (b. 1946), retired American Major League Baseball infielder who played from 1973 through 1978, son of Ken Heintzelman
  • Major General Stuart Heintzelman (1876-1935), American soldier, Commandant of the Command and General Staff College (1929-1935), eponym of the USS General Stuart Heintzelman (AP-159), grandson of Civil War general Samuel P. Heintzelman
  • Kenneth Alphonse "Ken" Heintzelman (1915-2000), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1937 through 1952
  • Samuel Peter Heintzelman (1805-1880), United States Army Major General during the Civil War
  • Robert N. Heintzelman, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1956 [3]

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  2. 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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