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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. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. 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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