personal name "Heinrich." It is likely that this name was first used to distinguish between a father and a son both bearing the name "Heinrich" or "Henz."
Early Origins of the Kleinheinz family
Germany, where it is throughout to have emerged during the Early Middle Ages. The first recorded bearer of the name was dictus Clainhainze, who was a resident of Salem in the year 1282. The young Kleinheinz family was instrumental during these formative years, playing a major role in the early history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.
Early History of the Kleinheinz family
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Kleinheinz Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kleinhenz, Kleinheinz, Kleinhans, Kleinhens and others.
Early Notables of the Kleinheinz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kleinheinz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elisabeth Kleinhans, who emigrated from the Palatinate to Pennsylvania in 1727; Eckhard Kleinhans, a Hessian mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War, Andreas Ignatz Kleinhenz, who applied for naturalization in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1839.
Contemporary Notables of the name Kleinheinz (post 1700)
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