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The historic German region of Prussia was the original home of the name Hinrichs. Hinrichs 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. Hinrichs was a name for someone who lived in many places throughout Prussia. The surname Hinrichs 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."

Hinrichs Early Origins



The surname Hinrichs 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.

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Hinrichs Spelling Variations


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Hinrichs 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 Hinrichs 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.

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Hinrichs Early History


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Hinrichs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hinrichs research. Another 661 words (47 lines of text) covering the years 1738, 1760, 1631, 1654, 1805, 1781 and 1861 are included under the topic Early Hinrichs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hinrichs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hinrichs Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hinrichs 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



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 Ameri ca. 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:

Hinrichs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Hinrichs, aged 27, arrived in Missouri in 1839
  • Nicolaus Hinrichs, aged 21, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Hans Hinrichs, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • John Hinrichs, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1862

Hinrichs Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andreas Roelf Hinrichs, who arrived in Alabama in 1913
  • Claus Hinrichs, who landed in Alabama in 1916

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hinrichs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hinrichs (post 1700)



  • William Louis "Dutch" Hinrichs (1889-1972), American pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Paul Edwin Hinrichs (b. 1925), former American relief pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Gustav Ludwig Wilhelm Hinrichs (1850-1942), German-born American conductor and composer
  • Kirk James Hinrichs (b. 1981), American professional basketball player
  • Hermann Friedrich Wilhelm Hinrichs (1794-1861), German philosopher
  • Lars Hinrichs (b. 1976), German entrepreneur
  • Denise Hinrichs (b. 1987), German shot putter

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    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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    The Hinrichs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hinrichs 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.

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