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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Dutch, German
Other Forms FormsHeinecken, Heinichen, Anakin, Annakin, Hanakin, Hankin

Meaning & History

From the given name Hein 1, a Dutch diminutive of Hendrik. A famous bearer was Gerard Adriaan Heineken (1841-1893), the founder of the Heineken N.V. brewing company. Another bearer was Gerard’s grandson Freddy Heineken (1923-2002), a former president of the brewing company.
Added 4/23/2020 by General9696
Edited 10/17/2023 by General9696