Henricksen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The historic German region of Prussia was the original home of the name Henricksen. Henricksen was a local name, a type of hereditary surname that identified people by the places where they lived. Landowners were the first to use local names, which often used the prefix "von," meaning "of" or "from," in some cases a mark of aristocratic birth. Local names are by far the most common type of German hereditary surname. Henricksen was a name for someone who lived in many places throughout Prussia. The surname Henricksen was created from the widespread and popular Christian name Heinrich. According to some, the name comes from heim, and rich, meaning "ruler of the home."

Early Origins of the Henricksen family

The surname Henricksen was first found in Prussia, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. The name became popular from its use among many Germanic Emperors and nobles. Most noted among these were Heinrich I (der Vogler) and Heinrich II, both of whom are also holy figures. Others include Heinrich VII of Luxemburg and Prince Heinrich the Lion of Brunswick. Individual bearers of the family name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Heinrich Heymrich of Kassel in 1368.

Early History of the Henricksen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henricksen research. Another 331 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1738, 1760, 1631, 1654, 1805, 1781 and 1861 are included under the topic Early Henricksen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Henricksen Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Henricksen include Heinrich, Heinreich, Heinrick, Heinricke, Heinrichs, Heinritz, Heimrich, Heimreich, Heimrick, Heimricke, Heimrichs, Heimritz, Hinerich, Hinerick, Hinereich, Hinericke, Hinerichs, Hinreich, Hinrich, Hinrick, Hinricke, Hinrichs, Hinritz, Hennerich, Hennericks, Hennereich and many more.

Early Notables of the Henricksen family (pre 1700)

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United States Henricksen migration to the United States +

Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North America. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Henricksen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Henricksen, who arrived in Iowa in 1885 [1]
  • Neils P Henricksen, aged 18, who landed in America in 1885 [1]
  • Carl M Henricksen, who landed in Mississippi in 1898 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Henricksen (post 1700) +

  • Kristen Henricksen, American actress, known for Minus One (2010), All My Children (1970) and Do No Harm (2013)
  • Brian Henricksen (b. 1981), American actor from Pittsburg, California, known for his work on Pee Shy (2000) and One Angry Dwarf (2001)
  • Cliff Henricksen, American musician, inventor and audio technologist from Kew Gardens, Long Island who holds over 10 patents to do with audio reporduction
  • Bruce Henricksen (b. 1941), American author, scholar, and editor from Wanamingo, Minnesota
  • Kent Henricksen (b. 1974), American artist based in New York
  • George Henricksen, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1952 [2]

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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