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The rich and ancient history of the Hennings family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the personal name Henning or Hemming. The letters n and m were often regarded as interchangeable in the medieval records.

Hennings Early Origins



The surname Hennings was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hennings Spelling Variations


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Hennings Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hennings have been found, including Henning, Hening, Hennings, Hemington and others.

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Hennings Early History


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Hennings Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hennings research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1276, 1498, and 1601 are included under the topic Early Hennings History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hennings Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hennings Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hennings Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hennings In Ireland


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Hennings In Ireland



Some of the Hennings family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Hennings, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Hennings Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Caroline Hennings, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Catharina Marie Hennings, who arrived in America in 1849
  • Friedrich Hennings, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1850

Hennings Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Friedrich Hennings, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Bertha Hennings, aged 16, who landed in America from Dorfhagen, Germany, in 1906
  • Agnes Hennings, aged 54, who landed in America from Hagen, Germany, in 1908
  • Emma Hennings, aged 20, who landed in America from Wremen, Germany, in 1910
  • Eisabethe Marthe Hennings, aged 26, who landed in America from Flanen, Germany, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hennings (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hennings (post 1700)



  • Thomas Carey Hennings Jr. (1903-1960), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Missouri 11th District, 1935-41; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1951-60
  • Margaret Hennings, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1960
  • Chris Hennings, American Democrat politician, Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 1st District, 1945-46
  • Josephine Hennings, American Journalist and Broadcaster
  • Chad Hennings (b. 1965), American football defensive lineman
  • Rouwen Hennings (b. 1987), German football player
  • Fred Hennings (1895-1981), Austrian actor and writer
  • Emmy Hennings (1885-1948), German performer and poet
  • Artur Hennings (1940-2003), German chess player

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Hennings Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hennings 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 7 October 2015 at 13:23.

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