Hentschel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German state of Saxony, where the distinguished surname Hentschel arose, is renowned for both its beauty, industry, and economic power. However, in the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire. The name Hentschel originates as a short form of the personal name Heinrich.

Early Origins of the Hentschel family

The surname Hentschel was first found in Saxony, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Ruf Heinz in Esslingen in 1417.

Important Dates for the Hentschel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hentschel research. Another 337 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1841, 1805, 1608, 1817, 1602, 1564, 1609, 1630, 1689, 1686, 1687, 1688, 1689, 1749 and 1803 are included under the topic Early Hentschel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hentschel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Heintz, Heinz, Heinze, Heintze, Heinzer, Heintzer, Hainz, Haintz, Hainze, Haintze, Haintzer, Hainzer, Hintz, Hinz, Hinze, Hinzer, Hintze, Hintzer, Hyntz, Hynz, Heinse, Heintse, Heinttze, Heinttz, Heintzel, Heinzel, Heinzelmann, Heinzelman, Heintzelmann, Heintzelman, Heynz, Heyntze, Heincze and many more.

Early Notables of the Hentschel family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Hentschel at this time were Joseph Heintz (or Heinz) the Elder (1564-1609), a Swiss painter, draftsman and architect; Ernst Heintze (died 1630), who became a Chancellor of Bohemia...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hentschel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hentschel migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hentschel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Friedrich Gottlieb Hentschel, aged 45, who landed in America in 1844 [1]
  • Gustav Hentschel, who arrived in Arkansas in 1892 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hentschel (post 1700)

  • Herbert J. Hentschel, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 2008 [2]
  • Franziska Constanze Hentschel (b. 1970), German two-time silver medalist field hockey player and two-time Olympian
  • Erwin Hentschel (1917-1944), Saxon Oberfeldwebel in the Luftwaffe during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross; he flew 1,490 combat missions as a radio operator and air gunner
  • York Hentschel (b. 1953), Canadian former CFL football player who played for the Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton Tiger-Catsand the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, three-time Grey Cup Champion
  • Trent Hentschel (b. 1982), former Australian rules footballer who played for Adelaide from 2003 to 2010
  • David Hentschel (b. 1952), English recording engineer, movie composer and music producer, best known for his work on George Harrison's All Things Must Pass and Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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