The Hienz surname is derived from a Germanic personal (pre-surname) name "heim," which meant home. Cognates of the name are popular throughout Europe.
Early Origins of the Hienz family
The surname Hienz was first found in Bavaria
, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Early History of the Hienz family
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Hienz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Henkel, Henke, Heineke, Heinecke, Heinkel, Hienkel and many more.
Early Notables of the Hienz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hienz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Adolph Henkel, who settled in Illinois in 1894; Diedrich Herman Friedrich Heinke, who arrived in Illinois in 1894; Gustave Heineke, who came to Illinois in 1895.