- Vanaf Groot Famile Naamboek.
- The following was found at The Historical Research Centre. Family Name History of Heyneke.
This surname originated in northern Germany as a patronymic name, one based upon the given name of the father of the initial bearer. In this case, the surname can be traced in a low German variant of the old Germanic personal name "Heinrech", itself derived from the Old High German "hag", meaning "grove" or "enclosure", and the ancient Germanig "rik", which can be translated as "leader" or "prince". In the Middel Ages, "Heinrich" was one of the most beloved personal names in Germany, and it was born by a number of dukes and kings, often in commemoration of the ninth and tenth century king "Heinrich I", known as "the fowler". Foremost among the early bearers of this personal name was the Holy Roman Emperor "Heinrich II", who consolidated German control of the lands east of the Elbe and provided essential support to the Church's efforts to establish the Christian faith among the Slavs. In recognition of his service to the Church, the emperor was subsequently canonized, which enhanced the appeal of the name, since it was common pratice to name children after saints. In Germany, the custom of using fixed, hereditary surnames began to take hold in the twelfth century, spurred by the growth of cities. Variants of the surname Heyneke included Heinecke and Heyneke.
German archives include a reference from the year 1305 of one "Jekynus filius (son of) Heyneke", who was then a resident of Hamburg. In "Germans to America", a compendium of ships' passenger lists, there is an entry for Louise and Fredrick Heineke. Fredrick reported his occupation as "confectioner" and the pair arrived in New York on board the vessel "Oder" on 12 November 1852.
Arms were granted to a family name Heineke.
BLAZON OF ARMS : Per pale: first or, the head and neck of an eagle
sable, In its beak an annulet argent: second
argent, bendy of three gules
Translation : An eagle signifies Wisdom
CREST : In a vol sable, the charge of the first.
ORIGIN : GERMANY.
- Dutch Reformed Church : G 12 7/1, Beaufort West Dutch Reformed Church Archives, Beaufort West.
- Kindertjies binne weke ouerloos article, Die Transvaler, Pretoria, 25 Jul 1955,.