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Hennigar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: German, Irish


The ancient and distinguished German surname Hennigar 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.

Early Origins of the Hennigar family


The surname Hennigar 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.

Early History of the Hennigar family


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Hennigar Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Hennigar family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hennigar family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hennigar Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Adam Hennigar U.E. born in New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Private. Christian Hennigar U.E., "Henninger, Henager" (b. 1755) born in Hatten, France from Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Douglas Township [Kennetcook], Hants County, Nova Scotia c. 1784 he enlisted 1777 serving in 2nd Battalion Associates and Royal Highlanders Emigrants consisting of the 84th Regiment, 7th Company and 2nd Battalion he died in 1825, married to Mary Ann Cannon they had 10 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Christopher Hennigar U.E. born in New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 son of Adam Hennigar [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Michael Hennigar U.E. born in New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 son of Adam Hennigar [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Hennigar Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Hennigar, aged 23, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Mary Hennigar, aged 22, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Eliza Hennigar, aged 3 months, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833

Contemporary Notables of the name Hennigar (post 1700)


  • Rob Hennigar (b. 1983), Canadian professional ice hockey player from Jordan, Ontario
  • Karen Hennigar (b. 1953), Canadian two-time gold medalist curler and World Curling Champion (2010) from Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Citations


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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