Henninger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient and distinguished German surname Henninger 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 Henninger family

The surname Henninger 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 Henninger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henninger research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1814 and 1862 are included under the topic Early Henninger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Henninger 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 Henninger family (pre 1700)

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Henninger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Henninger migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Henninger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Conrat Henninger, aged 9, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]
  • Hans Michell Henninger, aged 32, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]
  • Simon Henninger, aged 26, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • Hans Henninger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Johann Georg Henninger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Henninger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederic Henninger, aged 29, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Frederick Henninger, aged 29, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Lewis Casper Henninger, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1834 [1]
  • Matias Henninger, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Franz Joseph Henninger, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Henninger (post 1700) +

  • Joseph Morgan Henninger (1906-1999), American artist and illustrator, the first president of the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (1953)
  • Daniel Henninger, American Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Deputy Editorial Page Director of The Wall Street Journal
  • Brian Hatfield Henninger (b. 1962), American professional PGA golfer
  • Brigadier-General Guy Nelson Henninger (1895-1977), American Director of Selective Service Nebraska (1940) [2]
  • Milton C. Henninger, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 16th District, 1883-94 [3]
  • John R. Henninger, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924 [3]
  • E. J. Henninger, American politician, Mayor of Tuscumbia, Alabama, 1959 [3]
  • Alexander Henninger, American politician, Representative from New York 7th District, 1880 [3]
  • A. A. Henninger, American Republican politician, Mayor of Syracuse, New York, 1959 [3]
  • John Henninger Reagan (1818-1905), American politician, United States Senator from Texas (1887-1891)


  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. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 12) Guy Henninger. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Henninger/Guy_Nelson/USA.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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