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The ancient and distinguished German surname Hennig is derived from "Henneke," a diminutive of the enormously popular given name Johannes. The Low German suffix -ing indicates "son of"; thus, the progenitor of the name was likely the son of someone who was known as Henneke.

Hennig Early Origins



The surname Hennig was first found in East Prussia, where the family came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. The name was first found in Courland were they were raised to be cavaliers in 1566.

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Hennig Spelling Variations


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Hennig Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hennin, Henning, Hennig (Silesia), Henegar, Henninger, Henniger, Hienegar, Henigger, Henningsen and many more.

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Hennig Early History


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Hennig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hennig research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1814 and 1862 are included under the topic Early Hennig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hennig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hennig Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hennig 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:

Hennig Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Paul Hennig, who arrived in New York, NY in 1750
  • Johann Balthasar Hennig and his wife Anna Elisabetha Blum, who settled in Philadelphia with their three daughters in 1751
  • Hieronimus Hennig, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1759

Hennig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Hennig, who arrived in America in 1843
  • Richard Hennig, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
  • August Hennig, who was naturalized in Milwaukee in 1856
  • August Hennig, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1861
  • Ludwig Hennig, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hennig Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Carl Frederich August Hennig, aged 40, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hennig (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hennig (post 1700)



  • Curt Hennig (1958-2003), American professional wrestler commonly known as "Mr. Perfect
  • Edward Hennig (1879-1960), American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist
  • Emil Hans Willi Hennig, German biologist who is considered the founder of phylogenetic systematics
  • Gerd Hennig (b. 1935), former German soccer referee
  • Carsten Hennig (b. 1976), German football player
  • Shelley Hennig (b. 1987), Miss Teen USA 2004, and actress from Days of our Lives

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hennig Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hennig 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 29 June 2015 at 15:56.

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