Douglas Heintzman
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Douglas Heintzman

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Douglas G. Heintzman
Born 1960s.
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Grew up in Toronto and Montreal.

Loyola High School and graduated in 1982. Undergraduate: University at Queen's University and graduated in 1987. Grad School at L'Universite de Grenoble, France and graduated in 1988

Worked for IBM in Montreal, Ottawa and Somers NY

Former Sponsorship Executive for the ACM ICPC (International Collegiate Programing Contest)

Lived in Montreal QC, Ottawa ON, Pleasantville, NY. Now lives in Toronto Ontario.

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Hi Douglas,

Thank you for self-certifying for the Pre-1700 badge! Collaborating with Pre-1700 Project is essential because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants.

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posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Would you be related to Bradford Craig Heintzman? Brad was a good friend whom I first met in 1947 and while he was with Hammond International Canada Ltd was from whom I bought Hammond organs from 1970 - 1980. I know Brad has left us but I am still here, circa 1926!

posted by Doug Irvine
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posted by [Living McCann]
Many North American Heintzmans (especially Canadian)(including myself) are descendants of Theodor August Heintzman who came over from Berlin in 1852 and founded the Heintzman and Co Piano company in Toronto. I have documentation tracking his line back to Philip Conrad Heintzmann b. 1742. The various landmarks in Toronto (Heintzman St., Heintzman House) are from this family line. I have run into distinct American, Russian, Polish, and German lines of Heintzman but have not been able to link them. Perhaps this Wikitree will allow those linkages to be made.
posted by Douglas Heintzman
The other theory came to me in the early 90's unsolicited from a Heintzman in Berlin who tracked me down in the early days of the internet (I had the ID [email address removed] that he had chosen) This fellow claims to have done some research into the origin of the name and that he had tracked down 27 Heintzman's in Germany that were related. He claimed that his research discovered that there was a class of pumps that were used to pump water out mines in northern Germany in the 1700s that were known as the "Heinz" machines(apparently named after its inventor). The "engineers" that operated these machines were the Heinzmann. Apparently one of the "Heinzmann" was promoted to supervisor and added a "t" to differentiated himself. In this scenario Heintzman is a trades name like Mason or Smith. In our case, my great great great grandfather Christian Fredrich (Carl) Heintzmann (Master Cabinet maker) was born without the "t" but was using it by the time his children were baptized.
posted by Douglas Heintzman
There are a number of different Heintzman family threads. Most originated in Germany and lost the second "n" in transit to North America. I have 2 different stories about the origin on the name. One that Heintz is a nickname for Heindrich and Heintzmann are the people from the family of Heindrich. It is possible that Heindrich was a noble of sorts and the servants and serfs attached to his estate where the "mann" (people) of Heinrich (informally Heintz). There have been a number of Heinrichs and thus many different unrelated "Heintzman". This theory is favored by some people who research name origins.
posted by Douglas Heintzman

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