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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. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. 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).
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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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