Saxony, where the distinguished surname Hintzer 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 Hintzer originates as a short form of the personal name Heinrich.
Early Origins of the Hintzer family
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 Hintzer family
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Hintzer 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 Hintzer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hintzer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Ludwig Heintz, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1730. Abraham Heintz came to Philadelphia in 1738; Andreas Heintz in 1742; and Hans Georg Heintzelmann in 1753. Gottfried Heinze came to Canada in 1783.
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