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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

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



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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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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