Hinze History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Hinze family

The surname Hinze 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 Hinze family

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Hinze 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 Hinze family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Hinze 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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Hinze Ranking

In the United States, the name Hinze is the 17,729th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Hinze migration to the United States +

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 [2]
  • Christoph Hinze, who arrived in America in 1780 [2]
  • Anton Hinze, who landed in America in 1780 [2]
  • Friedrich Hinze, who landed in America in 1780 [2]
  • Joh Friedr Hinze, who landed in America in 1780 [2]
Hinze Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mathilde Hinze, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [2]
  • Wilhelmine Hinze, who landed in America in 1844 [2]
  • Andreas Hinze, who arrived in America in 1855 [2]
  • Frans Heinerich Hinze, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 [2]
  • August Hinze, who arrived in America in 1856 [2]
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  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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)


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