Henke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Henke 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 Henke family

The surname Henke 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.

Important Dates for the Henke family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henke research. Another 54 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1824 is included under the topic Early Henke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Henke Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Henke family (pre 1700)

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Henke migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Henke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Gottfried Henke, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1728 [1]
  • Erek Hendreeh Valinten Henke, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
Henke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anna Henke, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • John Henke, who arrived in Maryland in 1837 [1]
  • Lewis Henke, aged 28, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Antin Henke, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1842 [1]
  • W Henke, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Henke migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Henke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Carl Henke, (b. 1838), aged 36, German settler from German y travelling from London aboard the ship "Sussex" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 17th July 1874 [2]
  • Mrs. Bertha Henke, (b. 1841), aged 33, German settler from German y travelling from London aboard the ship "Sussex" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 17th July 1874 [2]
  • Miss Elise Henke, (b. 1863), aged 11, German settler from German y travelling from London aboard the ship "Sussex" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 17th July 1874 [2]
  • Mr. Frederick Henke, (b. 1864), aged 10, German settler from German y travelling from London aboard the ship "Sussex" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 17th July 1874 [2]
  • Mr. Carl Henke, (b. 1867), aged 7, German settler from German y travelling from London aboard the ship "Sussex" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 17th July 1874 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Henke (post 1700)

  • Thomas Anthony "Tom" Henke (b. 1957), American Major League Baseball player
  • William Henke, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1940 [3]
  • Wayne J. Henke, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives 64th District, 2012 [3]
  • Robert E. Henke, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 9th District, 1958 [3]
  • Richard Henke, American politician, Candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1899; Social Democratic Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1900 [3]
  • John C. Henke, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Santa Cruz, 1884 [3]
  • Frazier Henke, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 2008 [3]
  • Anthony Henke, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1916 [3]
  • Werner Henke (1909-1944), Commander of the German submarine U-515 during World War II
  • Ernst Ludwig Theodor Henke (1804-1872), German historian
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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