Hennings History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the Hennings family
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.
Early History of the Hennings family
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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.
Early Notables of the Hennings family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hennings family to Ireland
Some of the Hennings family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hennings migration to the United States +
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
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Contemporary Notables of the name Hennings (post 1700) +
- Josephine Hennings, American Journalist and Broadcaster
- Chad Hennings (b. 1965), American football defensive lineman
- 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 
- 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
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html