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The distinguished and ancient German surname Kleinhens is composed of two elements: "Klein," meaning "small," and "Henz," a diminutive of the Germanic 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."

Kleinhens Early Origins



The surname Kleinhens was first found in South 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 Kleinhens 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.

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Kleinhens Spelling Variations


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Kleinhens Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kleinhenz, Kleinheinz, Kleinhans, Kleinhens and others.

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Kleinhens Early History


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Kleinhens Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kleinhens research. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1282, 1318, 1352, 1757, 1772, 1832 and 1873 are included under the topic Early Kleinhens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kleinhens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kleinhens Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kleinhens Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Kleinhens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kleinhens 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 14 October 2014 at 10:12.

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