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The ancient and distinguished German surname Henningsen 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.

Henningsen Early Origins



The surname Henningsen 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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Henningsen Spelling Variations


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Henningsen 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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Henningsen Early History


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Henningsen Early History



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

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Henningsen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Henningsen Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Henningsen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H Henningsen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Martin Henningsen, who landed in Iowa in 1885

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Contemporary Notables of the name Henningsen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Henningsen (post 1700)



  • Victor William Henningsen Jr. (1924-2007), American businessman, entrepreneur, political activist and philanthropist
  • Charles Frederick Henningsen (1815-1877), American writer, mercenary, filibuster, and munitions expert, member of the Missionary Sisters of the Assumption
  • Wilhelm Henningsen (1904-1939), German Oberleutnant who commanded the Marinestosstruppkompanie from March 1938 until his death in 1939
  • Poul Henningsen (1894-1967), Danish author, architect and critic
  • Erik Ludvig Henningsen (1855-1930), Danish painter and illustrator
  • Casper Henningsen (b. 1985), Danish professional footballer
  • Alfred Meyer Henningsen (1918-2012), Norwegian military officer and politician, Mayor of Bardu and a three-term member of the Parliament of Norway

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Henningsen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Henningsen 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 2 November 2016 at 15:57.

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