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Multiple Origins for the Surname Hennis



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.

Hennis Early Origins



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.

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Hennis Spelling Variations


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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.

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Hennis Early History


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Hennis Early History



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

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Hennis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hennis Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Hennis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Miles Hennis, who landed in Maryland or Virginia in 1685 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Hennis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Hennis, aged 50, who emigrated to America, in 1894

Hennis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mr. A. Hennis, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Gerda Hennis, aged 19, who emigrated 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
  • Jules Hennis, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hennis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hennis (post 1700)



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

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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Hennis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hennis 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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