Henkle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Henkle 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 Henkle family

The surname Henkle 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 Henkle family

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

Henkle Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Henkle family (pre 1700)

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Henkle migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Henkle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Marie Henkle, aged 16, who settled in America from Ulzen, Germany, in 1908
  • Sarah E. Henkle, aged 4, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Friedrick Henkle, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Bertha E. Henkle, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Christian Henkle, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Henkle (post 1700)

  • Charles R. Henkle, American topographic engineer with the Marie Byrd Land Survey Party, 1967–68, eponym of Henkle Peak, Antarctica
  • Eli Jones Henkle (1825-1893), American politician, U.S. Congressman from the fifth district of Maryland, serving three terms (1875 to 1881)
  • Leonard Henkle, American politician, Representative from New York 30th District, 1880 [1]
  • Joseph W. Henkle Jr., American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Great Bend, Kansas, 1965-70 (acting, 1965-67) [1]
  • Joseph W. Henkle Sr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1956; Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, 1957-61 [1]
  • Eli Jones Henkle (1828-1893), American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1864, 1872-74; Delegate to Maryland State Constitutional Convention, 1864; Member of Maryland State Senate, 1867-70 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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