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The Henkes surname is derived from a Germanic personal (pre-surname) name "heim," which meant home. Cognates of the name are popular throughout Europe.

Henkes Early Origins



The surname Henkes 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.

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Henkes Spelling Variations


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Henkes Spelling Variations



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

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Henkes Early History


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Henkes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henkes research. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the year 1824 is included under the topic Early Henkes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Henkes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Henkes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Henkes 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:

Henkes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Henkes, who landed in America in 1852
  • Ernst Henkes, who arrived in America in 1853
  • Peter Henkes, who arrived in America in 1866

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Contemporary Notables of the name Henkes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Henkes (post 1700)



  • Kevin Henkes (b. 1960), American writer and illustrator of children's books, awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon (2004) and two of his books were Newbery Medal Honor Books
  • Peter Henkes (b. 1962), former German footballer who played for FSV Salmrohr (1986-1993)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Henkes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Henkes 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 19 February 2016 at 07:40.

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