Hennis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient and distinguished German surname Hennis 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 Hennis family

The surname Hennis 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 Hennis family

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Hennis 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 Hennis family (pre 1700)

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Hennis Ranking

In the United States, the name Hennis is the 15,804th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Hennis migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hennis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Miles Hennis, who landed in Maryland or Virginia in 1685 [2]
Hennis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Hennis, aged 50, who immigrated to America, in 1894
Hennis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Miss Beatrice Hennis, (b. 1882), aged 22, Cornish domestic servant from Newquay, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Celtic" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 24th October 1904 en route to New York, USA [3]
  • Mr. A. Hennis, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Gerda Hennis, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • David Hennis, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1921
  • Catherine Hennis, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hennis (post 1700) +

  • Randall Philip "Randy" Hennis (b. 1965), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in three games for the Houston Astros in 1990
  • Gail M. Hennis, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Clinton, Indiana, 1927-33 [4]
  • Wilhelm Hennis (b. 1923), German political scientist, Professor at the Pedagogical College of Hannover (1960), Professor in Hamburg (1962)

  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_ellis_island_1892_on.pdf
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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