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