Show ContentsHintze History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Hintze family

The surname Hintze 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 Hintze family

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Hintze 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 Hintze family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Hintze 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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Hintze Ranking

In the United States, the name Hintze is the 17,305th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Hintze migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hintze Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Aug Hintze, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [2]
  • Abr Eml Hintze, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1847 [2]
  • Johann Hintze, who arrived in New York, NY in 1872 [2]
Hintze Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Friedrich Hintze, who landed in Chile in 1920 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hintze (post 1700) +

  • Paul von Hintze (1864-1941), German naval officer and diplomat, Foreign Minister of Germany (1918)
  • Otto Hintze (1861-1940), German historian of public administration
  • Michael Hintze (b. 1953), Australian raised, British businessman, philanthropist and political patron

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  2. 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) on Facebook