Kleinhenz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished and ancient German surname Kleinhenz 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."

Early Origins of the Kleinhenz family

The surname Kleinhenz 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 Kleinhenz 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 Kleinhenz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kleinhenz research. Another 164 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1282, 1318, 1352, 1757, 1772, 1832 and 1873 are included under the topic Early Kleinhenz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kleinhenz Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kleinhenz family (pre 1700)

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United States Kleinhenz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kleinhenz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andreas Ignatz Kleinhenz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839 [1]
  • John Ande Kleinhenz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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