The name Kleinertz comes from the German province known as the Rhineland
. In pre-medieval times, the German people used only one name, but as the population increased, hereditary surnames
became necessary for people to maintain unique identities. Kleinertz is a nickname
surname, a style of name based on an eke-name, or added name, that described a characteristic of its original bearer. Kleinertz is a name for a small or short person deriving its origin from the German word "klien," which means "small."
Early Origins of the Kleinertz family
The surname Kleinertz was first found in the Rhineland
, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
Early History of the Kleinertz family
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Kleinertz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Klein, Kleinn, Kleine, Kleinne, Kleyn, Kleynn, Kline, Clein, Clein, Cline, Kleiner, Klinertz and many more.
Early Notables of the Kleinertz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kleinertz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Uldrich Klein, who was the first Klein to come to America: he arrived in New York City in 1641 with his wife Afje Pieters. A wave of Kleins then followed in 1709.
Contemporary Notables of the name Kleinertz (post 1700)
- Alexius Kleinertz (1831-1903), German artist