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The German state of Saxony, where the distinguished surname Henze 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 Henze originates as a short form of the personal name Heinrich.

Henze Early Origins



The surname Henze 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.

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Henze Spelling Variations


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Henze 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.

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Henze Early History


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Henze Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henze research. Another 673 words (48 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 Henze History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Henze Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Henze Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Henze 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 Henze 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:

Henze Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich August Henze, who landed in America in 1781

Henze Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Hrch Wilh Henze, who arrived in America in 1840
  • William Henze, who arrived in Indiana in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Henze (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Henze (post 1700)



  • William E. Henze, American politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1905
  • Walter A. Henze, American Republican politician, Mayor of Iron Mountain, Michigan; Elected 1922; Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1936
  • Bettye Henze, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Arizona, 1992
  • Stefan Henze (1981-2016), German slalom canoeist silver medalist in the C-2 event at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Leon Henze (b. 1992), German footballer
  • Karl Henze (1916-1985), German Major in the Luftwaffe during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Jürgen Henze (b. 1950), East German gold medalist slalom canoer at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Frank Henze (b. 1977), German three-time gold, silver and bronze medalist slalom canoer
  • Albert Henze (1894-1979), German Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012), German composer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Henze Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Henze 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 22 August 2016 at 10:51.

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