Hintz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Hintz family

The surname Hintz 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 Hintz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hintz 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 Hintz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hintz 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 Hintz family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Hintz 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 Hintz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hintz migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hintz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henry Hintz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • Michael Hintz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Hintz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Hintz, aged 5, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832 [1]
  • Mary Ann Hintz, aged 19, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832 [1]
  • Michael Hintz, aged 7, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832 [1]
  • Catherine Hintz, aged 9, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832 [1]
  • Frederick Hintz, aged 17, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hintz migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hintz Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Gerda Hintz, who arrived in Ontario in 1954

Contemporary Notables of the name Hintz (post 1700)

  • ANdy Hintz (b. 1975), American professional baseball player
  • Mike Hintz, former American defensive back in the National Football League
  • Gordon N. Hintz, Democratic Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Johannes Hintz (1898-1944), German highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II

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)
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