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

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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.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hinze research. Another 673 words (48 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 Hinze History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 111 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hinze Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hinze Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Christian Hinze, who landed in America in 1778
  • Christoph Hinze, who arrived in America in 1780
  • Anton Hinze, who landed in America in 1780
  • Friedrich Hinze, who landed in America in 1780
  • Joh Friedr Hinze, who landed in America in 1780

Hinze Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Mathilde Hinze, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Wilhelmine Hinze, who landed in America in 1844
  • Andreas Hinze, who arrived in America in 1855
  • Frans Heinerich Hinze, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855
  • August Hinze, who arrived in America in 1856


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The Hinze Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hinze 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.

This page was last modified on 10 March 2015 at 12:15.

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