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Where did the Dutch De heer family come from? What is the Dutch De heer family crest and coat of arms? When did the De heer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the De heer family history?The distinguished surname De heer is Dutch in origin. It is derived from the Dutch word "heer," meaning "gentleman, lord" or "Mr." It is likely that this name was originally bestowed as a nickname on someone who behaved in an aristocratic manner.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Heer, De Heer, Heere, Heeren, Heerdt, Van Heerdt, Van Heeren and many more.
First found in Holland, where the ancestral home of the De heer family is thought to be located. During the Middle Ages, the name was also found in Germany, under the High German variation "Herr." The De heer family was instrumental during its early years, contributing greatly to the development of the society of the Netherlands.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De heer research. Another 300 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1534, 1570, 1584, 1591, 1636, 1809, and 1841 are included under the topic Early De heer History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 50 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De heer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johan Heer, who emigrated from Holland to New York in 1709 with his wife and their three children, Neeltje Heere, who came to Baltimore in 1847; Berend Janssen Heeren, who sailed from East Frisia to New York in 1855.
The De heer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De heer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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