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Where did the Dutch Hechmer family come from? What is the Dutch Hechmer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hechmer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hechmer family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Haeckma, Haeckmer, Hegmer, Hechmer, Hechma and others.
First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Friesland, a province historically almost independent, but joined the Union of Utrecht to escape the tyranny of Spain. In the 17th and 18th centuries the house of Nassau-Siegen were stadtholders, but in 1748 William of Nasau-Siegen became Prince William IV of Orange and all the provinces. His grandson became William I, King of the Netherlands 1815. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hechmer research. Another 259 words(18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hechmer History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hechmer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.
The Hechmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hechmer 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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