Show ContentsHineman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Hineman family

The surname Hineman 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.

Early History of the Hineman family

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Hineman 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 Hineman family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Hineman 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; Christopher Heins (died 1689), Lieutenant and interim Governor-General...
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United States Hineman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hineman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C. Hineman, aged 2, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Mrs. Hineman, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • W. E. Hineman, aged 3, who settled in America, in 1892
Hineman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Harry Hineman, aged 23, who settled in America from Reading, England, in 1912
  • Lawri Hineman, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1921

Contemporary Notables of the name Hineman (post 1700) +

  • Don Hineman, American politician, Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives on Facebook